2010 Larkmead Firebelle

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Pulled this out of the cellar. The wine is simply a wonderful expression of a Bordeaux style wine. North of St Helena and south of Calistoga this is one of the premier vineyards in Napa Valley. Using 100% Estate grown grapes they combined 42% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. They aged it for 20 months in 49% new French oak barrels. This produced on the eye, a dark ruby wine and medium heavy viscosity. On the nose and in the mouth a complex collection of sweet pipe tobacco, blackberry, floral notes, raspberry and black cherry. The finish had a definite chocolate taste and an extremely smooth ending. The texture and structure was also intriguing due the varietals used. This could have been cellared for another 10 years!




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