Blackbird Vineyards 2016 Arise
"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."
Blend: 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
About Blackbird Vineyards:
Owned by Michael Polenske, Blackbird Vineyards and winemaker Aaron Pott specialize in sustainably farmed, terroir driven, right-bank Bordeaux style wines. Named after flocks of starlings that would fly over the vineyards every year, Blackbird has a double meaning for the winery as Merlot (the main grape of right-bank Brodeaux) translates to Blackbird.