Skylark Wine Company
Skylark was born 15 years ago when John Lancaster and Robert Perkins, the Wine Directors of renowned San Francisco restaurant, Boulevard, decided to use their contacts and start making their own wines; their first being a 2002 Syrah. Since then they have really developed the range with an emphasis on red Rhône varietals and fairly classical whites. Whilst they don’t own the vineyards their fruit comes from, they do manage and harvest them, which allows them the quality control they crave. Production remains relatively small with volumes generally between a 100 dozen and 500 dozen of any one wine. Stylistically the wines pay homage to the European regions that have traditionally farmed these varietals, showing good balance, flow and precision. As you might expect from a couple of restaurateurs, these are very food friendly wines.
Winemaker: John Lancaster
Textbook Orsi Vineyard aromatics of roasted lemon, citrus and green apple. The palate is lively and bright, with the orchard citrus fruits juicy and textured, while the acidity supplies ample freshness and delineation. Savory, light, refreshing and very versatile to match with food.