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2013 Larkmead - Firebelle

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 14.7%
  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 71320-2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Black cherry and espresso aromas lead to balanced but modest flavors of tobacco, cedar and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. 1,501 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Firebelle Proprietary Red is a blend of 76% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This wine shows loads of roasted espresso notes mixed with white chocolate, plum, black cherry and currant. The wine is ripe, opulent, full-bodied and a very sexy, lush example of 2013 to drink over the next 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 220 bottles owned
    • 54 collectors