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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.

Production:1,220 Cases
Fruit:100% Estate grown fruit, produced and bottled at Larkmead Vineyards
Varietal Composition:54% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 13% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging:Aged for 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels
Cooperages:Tonnelleries Bossuet and Ermitage

"Living up to its barrel tasting notes, the 2012 Proprietary Red Firebelle (54% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 13% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon) was aged 18 months in 62% French oak. Sweet blackcurrant, blackberry, licorice, chocolate and loamy soil notes are followed by a savory, expansive, opulent, dense yet approachable and exuberant wine. It is best consumed over the next 12-15 years."

~ Robert Parker, 96 points, Wine Advocate, 10-31-14, Issue 215

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

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