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2019 Larkmead Vineyards Firebelle Proprietary Red

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April 23, 2023 - $55



95Wine Enthusiast

...showcase of savory earthiness and supple tannin. Inky dark, it offers a wealth of balanced red fruit, notes of tobacco, gun smoke and dried herb, with an understated elegance that shines.

93The Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with redcurrant jelly, blackberry preserves and fresh blackcurrants scents, plus hints of sautéed herbs, damp soil, tapenade and truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate is finely texture with lovely freshness to lift the generous fruit, delivering a savory finish.

91Wine Spectator

This sports a core of mulled loganberry and mulberry fruit along with licorice snap and roasted alder. Open-knit and juicy through the finish.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,