Larkmead Vineyards

Firebelle Napa Valley Merlot Blend

9.3251 ratings
9.340 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot Blend
Top Notes For
Andy Demaree

Larkmead always makes me smile. :)

Larkmead always makes me smile. :)

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

72% ME, 25% CS, 3% PV
1413 cases produced.

93+ pts.

72% ME, 25% CS, 3% PV
1413 cases produced.

93+ pts.

Apr 30th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Nose is muted fruit with minerals. Big tannins. Dark dry cassis; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, pouched strawberries, used coffee grounds, medium spice, grainy volcanic minerals, red roses, cherry cola, leather, dry stems, black tea, nice acidity, structure is big to start but settles down as you sip, good length, balance and finish.

Nose is muted fruit with minerals. Big tannins. Dark dry cassis; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, pouched strawberries, used coffee grounds, medium spice, grainy volcanic minerals, red roses, cherry cola, leather, dry stems, black tea, nice acidity, structure is big to start but settles down as you sip, good length, balance and finish.

Jan 14th, 2017
Michelle Russell

Marketing Manager Plumpjack/CADE/Odette Estate

9.0

Perfect way to toast our little family Christmas. Still tons of red fruit on the palate and some menthol in the nose. And millions of good memories make it even better.

Perfect way to toast our little family Christmas. Still tons of red fruit on the palate and some menthol in the nose. And millions of good memories make it even better.

Jan 8th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Dense and weighty especially on the mid-palate. Lots of plush concentration. Sexy. Dark and plummy with great mineral and savory notes. 79% merlot, 19%CS, 5%PV.

Dense and weighty especially on the mid-palate. Lots of plush concentration. Sexy. Dark and plummy with great mineral and savory notes. 79% merlot, 19%CS, 5%PV.

Sep 1st, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Blackberry, baking spice, tart cranberry. Floral and perfume. M acid, body, m+ tannin. Black fruit, cocoa. Very smooth.

Blackberry, baking spice, tart cranberry. Floral and perfume. M acid, body, m+ tannin. Black fruit, cocoa. Very smooth.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Dan O'Brien

Owner/Winemaker Gail Wines

10

Awesome!

Awesome!

Apr 23rd, 2016
Alicia

Always a good choice.

Always a good choice.

Oct 20th, 2015
Bob McClenahan

All of Larkmead's wines are great

All of Larkmead's wines are great

May 25th, 2015
Robert McCall

Tough vintage for sure but this is excellent nonetheless. Light/medium bodied nose that reminds me of dark cherry pinot. Smells fantastic. For a 2011 cab, imagine it's a warmer climate pinot and it rocks.

Tough vintage for sure but this is excellent nonetheless. Light/medium bodied nose that reminds me of dark cherry pinot. Smells fantastic. For a 2011 cab, imagine it's a warmer climate pinot and it rocks.

Apr 4th, 2015