2004 Blackbird - Illustration 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Oak Knoll District/ Red / Proprietary Blend
2004 Blackbird - Illustration
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Vinfolio | 92

A nose of dark cherry, chocolate, brilliantly concentrated followed by clove, graphite and spice with hints of jasmine and creme brulee. The palate shows black cherry and dense licorice-laced black berry fruits. After 5 hours of air the palate develops more mouth-filling softness, with some elegant tannins.

Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 76

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Score: 95
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 03/31/2013
Drink Dates:
Score: 96
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/30/2011
Score: 98
Author: Rusty Guinn
Tasted On: 06/04/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Tasted at Ma(i)sonry alongside the current flight of Blackbird offerings - note that bottle had been opened the previous day and had a good bit of exposure, which I would absolutely recommend for this wine. Fabulous nose - literally spills out of the glass with (pleasant) floral notes and vanilla. Mouthfeel is sophisticated, with a palate of cocoa, caramel and burnt coffee. Structure was very impressive, with softened tannins and a very surprising finish.
Score: 92
Author: dougwilder
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/17/2009
Site Blog: dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog 14.3% alcohol, 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Aromas: evolved nose, showing that it is entering maturity Palate: polished delicate leather hints, cherry and blueberry
Score: 94
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/22/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Slate, raspberry, and earth on the nose. Supple tannins and good structure but still a bit tight. Hold this. Came back to this 4 days later and it was even better. The tannins and fruit had settled down, WOW. (Revised score from 92 to 94)
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