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2007 Blackbird - Arriviste (Rose) Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Rose

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Rose Proprietary Blend
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With the designation of Napa's fourteenth AVA in 2004, Oak Knoll District is now poised to bring forth the prominence and elegance of Merlot from this region. Perched to seize the day as Oak Knoll's foremost Merlot is Blackbird Vineyards, located in the heart of the district.

Since 1999, this former walnut orchard, first planted with 5717 vines two years earlier, has quietly provided... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2011 VF: 2008-2009
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From my impressions in February, I recall the wine had pretty cherry, and strawberry aromas with a fine crisp acidity on the palate that accented the core of focused red fruits; cherry, wild strawberry and hints of tart red raspberry. That was winter and a chilled Rose on a hot summer evening was at most an unspoken wish that can now be realized.

Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.474%
Tasted On 08/25/2009
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Site / Blog Vinography: A Wine Blog Trust Rating 98.611%
Tasted On 10/24/2008
Drink Dates 2009-2011

Bright, light baby pink in the glass, this wine smells of alpine strawberries and a nice stony aroma. In the mouth it is nicely dry with flavors of strawberry and cherry. The wine has just a little less edge than I like in my rose, but is quite pleasing nonetheless.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 88.961%
Tasted On 12/29/2008
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