2016 Skylark ‘Las Aves’, North Coast


Las Aves is our ode to the Priorat region in Spain, where some of the world’s finest Carignane is grown. After visiting Priorat, we decided to create our own California-inspired version, featuring two heritage vine Carignane vineyards in Mendocino. Starting in 2006, we started our partnership with Alvin Tollini at his Niemi Vineyard which was planted in the 1950s. Our second Carignane block, Casa Verde, has a history dating back to the 1930s. These heritage vine sites provide a glimpse into California wine history. With the addition of Syrah, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Las Aves is our unique varietal blend of heritage vines with an Old World inspiration.

Ruby red. Aromatics of cassis, red cherry and violet, with a subtle accent of roasted Provencal herbs. 2016 is a suave and stylish version of Las Aves, with the fleshy midpalate fruit elegant and sleek on the palate. The finish is delicate and long, where the creamy red fruits are buffered by silky tannins.

275 cases produced

  • 90 points Jeb Dunnuck