"ARISE" PROPRIETARY BLEND 2018 NAPA, CALIFORNIA
$57.00 (purchase it online here
Arise, a classic Napa blend, expresses luscious flavors that showcase terroir-driven Right-Bank inspired winemaking that have become a hallmark of Blackbird Vineyards. The 2018 proprietary vintage is wonderfully aromatic, rich, and polished.
Varietal: 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 6% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot. Aged 21 months in French oak barrels (75% new, 25% seasoned). Winemakers: Aaron Pott & Kyle Mizuno.
Taste: Beautiful aromas of ripe cherry, black currant, cedar cigar box and coffee in a very integrated yet complex nose. Boysenberry pie, dried fig, and toffee awaken the palate. Supple tannins give buoyancy, leading to a lingering finish of plum, toasted almond, and chocolate.