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2016 Blackbird "Arise" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $50)

SKU #1477059 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Arise Proprietary Red is a blend of 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with fragrant black cherries, black raspberries and warm plums scents with hints of underbrush, dried herbs, raspberry leaves and spice box. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled in the mouth, the palate has great vivacity with a grainy texture and long, lively finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Arise is a very pretty wine. Lifted and floral, with lovely brightness from the Cabernet Franc in the blend, the 2016 is super-expressive today. Bright red cherry, rose petal and mint notes add freshness to this attractive, mid-weight red from Blackbird. Drink to 2024. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Big and ripe, with good cut to the notes of dried green herbs that accent the dark plum, dried berry and chocolate nib flavors. The lithe finish offers lively minerality. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. (KM) Inner quote mark (2/2019)


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