Blackbird Arise Proprietary Red Wine 2017, 375ml, Napa Valley, California

2017 vintage – “Harvested, vinified, and aged with an identical commitment to quality as the principal wines of Blackbird Vineyards. This classic Napa blend is comprised of 43% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot and expresses luscious flavors that can only come from exceptional fruit. The 2016 Arise offers a rich attack with sweet, plush tannins and notes of cherry, plum, and smoked duck in a long finish of coffee, plum, and blueberry. An ideal 2016 harvest season resulted in rich fruit of uncompromised character. The 2016 Arise is Blackbird at its core of supple winemaking. Aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 50% new, 50% seasoned. Vineyard location: 20+ lots from the Napa Valley mountain tops, hillsides, bench lands and valley floor vineyards.