Blackbird 2014 Red Blend

Napa Valley AVA
96 Points — Purely Domestic Wine Report
95 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
94 Points — Connoisseurs' Guide
93 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
Calistoga, Napa Valley AVA
84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot

96 POINTSPurely Domestic Wine Report
“A nose of spiced chocolate and red fruit with a subtle overlay of sticky black plum and notes of espresso. The palate entry is a beautifully sculpted blackberry and cherry accented with spicy oak. Great texture and length.”

95 POINTSRobert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“Another terrific example of Blackbird is the 2014 Proprietary Red Paramour, a fabulous blend of 84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Merlot...from the super-intense fragrance of white flowers and forest floor to the blueberry, black raspberry and graphite notes. The wine hits the palate with dazzling fruit intensity, loads of glycerin, a round, juicy, succulent mouthfeel, a layered personality, and a long, supple finish.”

94 POINTSConnoisseurs’ Guide

93 POINTSJeb Dunnuck (formerly with Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate)

Winemaker’s Notes - Aaron Pott
“Complex aromas of blueberry, violets, espresso, and eucalyptus encircle the nose of this elegant Cabernet Franc-blend. Layers of Bing cherry, blackberry, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins on the palate, leading to a round, supple finish with persistent length.”

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