Larkmead Vineyards

Firebelle Napa Valley Merlot Blend

9.328 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot Blend
Top Notes For
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.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2016
Dan O'Brien

Owner/Winemaker Gail Wines

10

Awesome!

Awesome!

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2016
Aaron Hamrock

Nice structure. Lots of blue and red fruit.

Nice structure. Lots of blue and red fruit.

Oct 24th, 2017
Andy Hock

Dried red cherry, tobacco and clove. Chocolatey and red fruit mid body on the palate, lingering finish and mid- tannins.

Dried red cherry, tobacco and clove. Chocolatey and red fruit mid body on the palate, lingering finish and mid- tannins.

Dec 18th, 2016
Ara Aslanian

Lush, with chocolate, with long deep expression. Hints if coffee and espresso at the end.

Lush, with chocolate, with long deep expression. Hints if coffee and espresso at the end.

Nov 27th, 2016
Barbie Fiallo

Excellent! A beautiful Merlot ... Grapes from Calistoga . It has this soft almost floral bouquet that is so elegant. The palate is complex and definitely follows in suit.

Excellent! A beautiful Merlot ... Grapes from Calistoga . It has this soft almost floral bouquet that is so elegant. The palate is complex and definitely follows in suit.

Aug 26th, 2016
Charles Hudson

Remarkably drinkable already, well executed.

Remarkably drinkable already, well executed.

Aug 18th, 2016
Justin Brilman

Good now but this one needs time or a long decant.

Good now but this one needs time or a long decant.

Jul 2nd, 2016