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2005 Blackbird Vineyards Merlot "Proprietary Red"


Winery: Blackbird Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Proprietary Red"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 96% Merlot & 4% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oak Knoll

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 1,120

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97.99-94)

Review date: October 19, 2007

Wine Review: This gem was a new wine for me. It blew me away! This ruby red wine opens with an oak influenced current like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, has good acidity, and intense black cherry like flavors. The finish is dry, has noticeable tannins, and sails on for quite a long time. This wine is delicious and huge. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: "Dark ruby red in color, this blend of predominately Merlot offers aromas of ripe plum, mocha, and violets that carry over beautifully onto the palate. Concentrated black fruit flavors give way to dense, yet integrated tannins. The wine's finish reveals a noticeable acidity and depth to allow for longevity."- Winemaker, Sarah Gott

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