2016 Blackbird "Arise" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Vintage : 2016
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot
Rating: WA 92
The 2016 Arise Proprietary Red is a blend of 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with fragrant black cherries, black raspberries and warm plums scents with hints of underbrush, dried herbs, raspberry leaves and spice box. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled in the mouth, the palate has great vivacity with a grainy texture and long, lively finish. 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Ideal harvest conditions allowed for long macerations in the tanks, extracting perfectly ripe fruit and integrated tannins from these diverse Bordeaux varietals from over twenty vineyard lots."
Winemaker, Aaron Pott