2016 Blackbird Vineyards Arise Proprietary Red

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2016 Blackbird Arise

Wine Advocate 92
vivino 4.2
  • S$8897

  • S$11897

Vintage : 2016

Country : USA

Region : Napa Valley

About Winery

Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Bordeaux-inspired wines from Napa Valley. Crafted by esteemed winemaker Aaron Pott, each wine in the portfolio is a true example of Blackbird’s ongoing commitment to quality and diversity of terroir by partnering with a selection of Napa Valley’s most prestigious vineyards. These include sites in high altitudes of Spring Mountain and Atlas Peak, the alluvial terrain of Saint Helena and the Oak Knoll district in Napa, and the cool climates of Carneros. 

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55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot

Rating: WA 92

Tasting notes:

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.

Winemaker notes:

"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

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