Skylark Red Belly 2015  - Last Bottle

Skylark Red Belly 2015

WHOA! Porch-pounder alert of the highest level! Sommelier-made, 90-POINT red blend goodness in a rich Rhone style, priced to crush all competitors, of course. But what a complete joy to bang out a few of these on a Saturday afternoon in the rocking chair after a game of cornhole or mowing the lawn, or really….ANYTHING!! $15! Incredible!

Skylark is a project of two well-known sommeliers in San Francisco from the famed Boulevard restaurant. This hails from some of California’s finest North Coast vineyards and these two guys really nailed it on the winemaking side. The fact that we snagged some is kind of amazing considering how little there was to go around!!

Anyway, can you say deep, rich, black cherry and red currant basket? That’s what’s happening here, with very cool spicy secondary notes of pepper and cigar box, clove and earth...very complex for a wine priced like we have it and a JOY, pure, unfiltered JOY to drink! Utterly perfect right now, tonight, immediately, and so soft and supple-y drinkable as to put a bit of fear into you. In the BEST way!! So good --- the only bummer is, as you might imagine, these guys didn’t make a lot! Will go fast…

Another ultra juicy, bargain red blend to load up on!

Technical Details

Country: United States
Region: North Coast
Appellation: Knight's Valley, Redwood Valley
Blend: 40% Carignane 40% Syrah 20% Grenache
Varietal: Rhone Blend
Vineyard: Carignane from Niemi and Casa Verde, Syrah from Lawer, Grenache from Charlie Sawyer’s vineyard
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 1250

About The Producer

2015 Red Belly is a composition of two Carignane sites in Redwood Valley – our old friend Niemi vineyard and the addition of 100 year old vines from Casa Verde Vineyard, a ¼ mile to the south of Niemi. Lawer Vineyard in Knights Valley is the Syrah element, adding depth and power to the final blend. The final piece of the puzzle is Grenache from Charlie Sawyer’s vineyard above Ukiah, adding florals and that silky, spiced red cherry fruit. 

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