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Tasting Notes: Harvested, vinified, and aged with an identical commitment to quality as our principal wines, this classic Napa blend comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon expresses luscious flavors that can only come from exceptional fruit. The 2014 Arise entices with aromas of black currant, freshly-picked summer blackberries, cedar stick, and roasted clove. With flavors of licorice, pipe tobacco, Bing cherry, and nutty fig, this wine has a richly layered mid-palate that is complimented by soft texture, good density, and a long, lingering finish. Harvested, vinified, and aged with an identical commitment to quality as our principal wines, this classic Napa blend comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon expresses luscious flavors that can only come from exceptional fruit.
Tasting Notes: Illustration is the most decadent of the Blackbird wines, scented with dark fruits, chocolate, flowers, and licorice. The palate is dense with abundant flavors of plum, blackberry, sarsaparilla, and eucalyptus. The rich texture envelops the lithe tannins for a luscious mouthfeel and rich finish. Drinking well upon release,Illustration will age beautifully with time in the cellar
Tasting Notes: Born from a plethora of skin contact, this wine has an opaque black-purple hue in the glass. The aromatic profile swells out of the glass with notes of charred meat, plum reduction, baking spices, tack room, and lavender. The palate expression is layered with blackberry, dark chocolate, oolong tea, flint, graphite and violet. While the wine is intricately packed, it also moves across the palate with a viscous, sleek quality that nods to the fine, integrated tannin profile. This wine possesses a rare quality of having incredible density and power, while also maintaining an even-keeled transition from entry to the long, flowery finish.
Tasting Notes: Dark cherry, fresh blueberry and cassis notes pop out of the glass immediately, and are underlined by subtle hints of spice, vanilla bean and dark chocolate notes. The palate-entry bursts with ripe raspberry and blackberry elements. The fruit profile is supported by a well-rounded tannin structure that carries the fruit through to an extended finish. In classic Left Bank fashion, the Cabernet Franc blends into the wine to add brightness and a lush tannin profile.
Tasting Notes: Comprised of the best lots from our Estate vineyards in Calistoga, this Napa Valley blend is the Right Bank Bordeaux-style counterpart to Le Gauchister and is inspired by all great things oriented to the right. Bright, ripe cherry and flavors of fresh raspberry preserves are accentuated with hints of vanilla bean and confectioner's sugar. The fruit profile partnered with lush, well-integrated tannins carry you through for a lengthy finish.
Tasting Notes: The 2014 Coup de Foudre Cuvee offers aromatic notes of fresh blackberry and raspberry, flowed by roasted walnuts and vanilla bean. The body has a focused intensity with polished tannins and balanced structure. Produced from a Calistoga Estate Vineyard, this wine was barrel-aged for 18 months with 70% new oak.