Blackbird 2012 Red Blend

10th Anniversary "Paramour"
Napa Valley AVA
94 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points — Antonio Galloni's Vinous
Napa Valley
53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
21 months in French oak
Enjoy Until

Blackbird Vineyards’ Paramour possesses both sensuality and commanding structure. Merlot and Cabernet Franc have a fragile but irresistible chemistry that flourishes when climate, soils and seasons align. The grapes allotted for this graceful red wine are grown in only the most auspicious conditions. Paramour reveals the passionate relationship between these two varietals, as well as that between the winegrower and the land.

The 2012 Paramour offers exquisite aromas of blackberry, plum, and tobacco. This authentic expression of Cabernet Franc showcases textured layers of chocolate and nutmeg, combined with fine-grained tannin and deeply layered flavors of stone fruit. The supple finish is round and balanced, providing persistent length of flavor. Paramour will continue to develop with time in the bottle for the next decade or more.

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