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2018 Blackbird Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "Arise"

Blackbird 2018 Arise

Winery: Blackbird Vineyards

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Arise"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 6% Syrah & 4% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 5,575

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 8, 2021

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Bordeaux grape-based blend from Blackbird is impressive. It opens with a black currant and black plum bouquet with hints of flinty minerality. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral influenced black currant and black olive blend with notes of black tea. As this wine opens up some hints of blueberry, dark chocolate and black cherry arrive. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins stick around for quite a long time. I would decant this very nice wine while preparing your food and serve it with Roy’s rib roast. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Beautiful aromas of cherry, black currant, cedar cigar box, iris, and coffee. Boysenberry pie, fig, and toffee awaken the palate. Supple tannins give buoyancy, leading to a lingering finish of plum, cherry and toasted almond.

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