2019 Skylark Red Belly
Red Belly is our ode to the South of France where blending varietals to create a unique synergy is the way of life. Blending compatible varietals together is a centuries old tradition, and we love the challenges and complexities that come with that tradition. The 2019 Red belly is comprised of 45% Ashurst Vineyard Syrah, 32% Niemi Vineyard Carignane and 23% 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 ageing potential. The silkiness and forward fruit profile of the 2019 Red Belly will make this vintage irresistible in its youth.
Ruby red. Ripe fruit aromas of plum, red raspberry and black cherry with a violet floral top note. The medium-bodied palate is ripe and creamy, with the plum and wild berry fruit complimented by warm brown spice and sweet, firm tannin. The textural palate impression leads into a long fruit-imbued finish with tannin and fruit in perfect harmony.
1000 Cases Produced
- 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck