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

The 2017 Arise is lively and fruity with aromas of plum, nutmeg, vanilla, blackberry and coffee. Juicy notes awaken the palate with flavors of cherry and cola on first sip. A beautiful, medium bodied wine with bright ripe cherry, plum and blackberries on the mid palate. Finishes with coffee and strawberry with nice length. Blend: 43% Merlot – 42% Cabernet Franc – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Petit Verdot. Vineyard location: 20+ lots from the Napa Valley mountain tops, hillsides, bench lands and valley floor vineyards. Barrel regime: 21 months in French Oak barrels – 50% new, 50% seasoned.