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2016 skylark red belly


90 Point Rhone-style Blend

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90 Point Rhone-style Blend

The wine portfolio at Skylark reflect the admiration that co-owners John Lancaster and Robert Perkins share: crisp, flavorful, aromatic white wines and full-bodied, rich, spicy red wines. Red Belly is their ode to the South of France where blending compatible varietals creates a unique synergy.  The 2016 Red Belly is comprised of 40% Niemi Vineyard Carignane, 36% Ashurst Vineyard Syrah and 24% Sawyer Vineyard Grenache. Each varietal is fermented separately, then after secondary fermentation in barrel, the cepage is finalized after multiple blending sessions. The goal for Red Belly is juicy fruit, integrated tannins and early accessibility with mid-term aging potential.

Tasting notes: Purple in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, plum, black licorice and a violet floral top note completes the engaging and complex nose. The red and black fruits on the palate turn creamy, silky and supple; as the medium-bodied palate is polished with lovely fruit viscosity buffered by inner mouth perfume. This is an eminently drinkable vintage for Red Belly, enjoyable now and for the next decade. 1250 cases produced. 90 Points: Jeb Dunnuck.

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Weight 5 lbs


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