Blackbird 2012 Red Blend 10th Anniversary "Paramour"
2012 Red Blend
- 10th Anniversary "Paramour"
- Napa Valley AVA
- Diamond Wine Club Selection
- 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.