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Firebelle

Allocated Only ~ Next Release February 2015

Named after the first owner of the Larkmead Estate, Lillie "Firebelle Lil" Hitchcock, our proprietary Merlot and Malbec-based blend is consistently fruit-forward and vibrant with firm, yet plush tannins and a hint of minerality. The varietal composition changes with each vintage.

Vintage:2011
Production:1,243 Cases
Fruit:100% Estate grown fruit, produced and bottled at Larkmead Vineyards
Varietal Composition:42% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging:Aged for 20 months in 54% new French oak barrels
Cooperages:Tonnelleries Bossuet and Ermitage

"The 2011 Firebelle displays a dark ruby/plum color along with sweet red and black currant fruit intertwined with hints of sweet and sour cherries, a whiff of herbaceousness and a medium-bodied, elegant style."

~ Robert Parker, 87 points, Wine Advocate, 10-31-13, Issue 209

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

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