2014 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian 1.5L Etched
Tasting Notes: Bold and expressive with aromas of black cherry, fresh cracked pepper, and bay leaves, Contrarian is sure to impress. Notes of black currant, blackberry, salted caramel, and sweet herbs are complimented by intrepid tannins that carry through to a long, lingering finish. This wine is stunning now and will continue to develop with time in the cellar.
Winemaker's Notes: Contrarian is crafted by passion and instinct. This textured blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon possesses both an aromatic richness and subtle tannin profile. It exudes an elegance Blackbird Vineyards' wines are known for, while displaying the regal posture that comes from superior Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine to indulge in now and for decades to come, Contrarian's uniquely supple structure flouts convention. Harvested in the Fall of 2014, Contrarian sees 21 months in French Oak - 75% new, 25% seasoned.
Composition: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: Aaron Pott
Production: 1,000 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2030