Blackbird VineyardsArise Red Blend Napa Valley 2018Product code: 11864
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Blackbird Vineyards' Arise Red Blend is a distinct, premium wine from Napa Valley. This USA gem is a vibrant artistic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, merging into a captivating bouquet. It showcases splendid notes of blackberry crumble, plum, ripe pomegranate, and violet flowers with layers of spiced oak. The blend's impeccably balanced structure, pronounced tannins, and articulate acidity harmonises its intense fruit characteristics, yielding a lengthy finish. This sumptuous, full-bodied red wine relishes a mesmerising complexity that makes it a compelling choice for all wine lovers. Ideal with savoury game dishes or robust cheeses.
Beautiful aromas of cherry, black currant, cedar cigar box, iris, and coffee. Boysenberry pie, fig, and toffee awaken the palate. Supple tannins give buoyancy, leading to a lingering finish of plum, cherry and toasted almond.
About the Winery
Established in 1995, Blackbird Vineyards is a distinguished boutique winery, nestled within the iconic Napa Valley in California. The name “Blackbird” is inspired by the vineyard’s history as a former olive grove, fondly known as an “orchard of blackbirds” in the local dialect.
Sprawled over a landscape of 10 acres, Blackbird Vineyards has an incredible terroir that contributes to its reputation for producing exceptional limited-production wine. The vineyard has been artfully crafted and managed to focus on growing Merlot, a grape with the distinction of adapting well to the estate’s clay and gravel soils.
With an unyielding commitment to quality, their handcrafted wines have received critical acclaim. Among their popular offerings are the ‘Arise’, the 'Paramour', and the 'Illustration' bottles all three of which have the Merlot grape as their foundation. Yet each one presents unique and tantalising flavours that cater to a wide range of tastings.
The vineyard takes pride in creating not just wine, but an exclusive experience that’s memorable for the visitors. Tastings are available by appointment only, ensuring an intimate and personalised encounter with their splendid wines.
The Blackbird Vineyards ethos goes beyond the vineyard, seeking sustainability in everything they do. The energy used by the vineyard comes from renewable and non-renewable resources alike. Their state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a water treatment plant for recycling and reusing water and their farming practices are certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
An undeniable destination for connoisseurs and collectors alike, Blackbird Vineyards offers both taste and sustainability in its brilliant wines. Their wines are striking notes of sophistication and elegance for those who savour, the artistry of a well-crafted wine.