2017 Skylark ‘Las Aves’
Las Aves is our continued exploration of Rhone varietals blended with Cabernet Sauvignon as done brilliantly in the Priorat region of Spain. After each block is fermented separately and secondary is complete in barrel, we begin the marriage of Carignane, Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon to create this unique blend. The idea for 2017 Las Aves is to match that Old World soil and style characteristics with New World fruit profile.
Ruby red. Aromas of red cherry and raspberry fruits, with a floral violet topnote and a grounding element of forest floor. With aeration the palate becomes fleshy and exuberant, as the cherry and berry fruit are creamy and textural. The medium-bodied fruit profile then flows into a long finish where fruit, structure and earth find their harmony.
275 cases produced
- 90 points Jeb Dunnuck