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2008 Blackbird Vineyards US Red Blend "Paramour"

Blackbird 2008 Paramour

Winery: Blackbird Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paramour"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 49% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot, & 8% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oak Knoll

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 331

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: June 21, 2011

Wine Review: This is the second vintage in a row that we have endorsed this wine. It is opaque and dark purple colored. It opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with a hint of black licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, smooth, and rich. The flavor profile is a very pleasant black currant and blackberry blend with notes of oak. The finish is rather dry and its fine tannins are nicely prolonged. I would suggest pairing this gem with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2008 Paramour unfolds with seductive notes of black cherry, nutmeg, clove, and subtle earthy aromas. On the expansive palate, bold flavors of cherry, chocolate, blueberry, and black currant combine with a creamy black fruit and cedar overlay. The plush finish is framed by velvety tannins and a luxurious mouthfeel. Paramour is ideal for drinking beyond the next decade.

Organic status: not organic

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