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2009 Blackbird - Paramour Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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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DW 92
IWC 92
WS 88
Drink Dates
DW: 2012-2022 WS: 2013-2022
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 162

(61% cabernet franc, 25% merlot and 14% cabernet sauvignon): Bright red-ruby to the rim. Musky dark berries and espresso on the nose. Smooth and fine-grained but youthfully backward, even medicinal, in the middle palate, with sexy flavors of black cherry, coffee and spices. Perhaps the longest of this set of 2009s, finishing with broad tannins that coat the incisors and front teeth. This very well balanced wine blossomed beautifully in the glass but I'd give it at least a couple years in the cellar before pulling the cork. If the Illustration is Pomerol-like, this is more Saint-Emilion.

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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013-2022

Firmer, denser and chewier, with more tannins and extract to the dried herb, berry, cedary oak and tobacco flavors. As such, this could use some time. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 502 cases made.

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DW 92
Source purely domestic wine report
Issue 3
Drink Dates 2012-2022

Elderberry, currant and lavender in the nose with ripe, mouth-coating chocolate, black fruits and solid tannins, It is howing beautiful structure.

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