2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise 750ml
Tasting Notes: 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.
Winemaker's 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. Harvested in the Fall of 2014, the 2014 Arise was aged 21 months in French Oak barrels (50% New, 50% Seasoned) and bottled in the Fall of 2016 at a final alcohol of 14.6%.
Composition: 38% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: Aaron Pott
Production: 6,000 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2016 - 2026
Our thoughts: "Soft and supple, the palate is full of bright red and blue fruits, layers of bittersweet chocolate, tobacco and dried herbs. Velvety finish. A beautiful, approachable example of the Bordeaux Trinity." - Justin Vazquez, Wine Consultant