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2010 Blackbird Vineyards Rose "Arriviste"

Blackbird 2010 Arriviste

Winery: Blackbird Vineyards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Arriviste"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, & 13% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: 923

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 8, 2011

Wine Review: This truly Rose colored wine opens with a fragrant strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile of this wine is a mild mineral infused gentle strawberry with a touch of pomegranate and black cherry. The finish is very dry and rather refreshing. This Rose with pair well with grilled weisswurst sausages. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2010 Arriviste is a seductive, salmon pink-colored rose of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. On the nose, strawberry and red currant aromas complement enticing notes of red cherry, peach, and pear. The wine displays a mid-palate that is rich and creamy, carrying bright acidity on to the lingering strawberry finish. In 2010, the Napa Valley harvest ripening period was cooler than previous years. Hence, Blackbird's 2010 vintage wines showcase lighter and brighter flavors with distinct balance.

Organic status: not organic

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