2010 Blackbird - Illustration 750ml

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2010 Blackbird - Illustration

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International Wine Cellar | 93

(48% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 22% cabernet sauvignon; the pH here is 4.03): Bright ruby-red. Musky black raspberry, mocha, chocolate, graphite, sweet butter and loam. Lush on entry, then a wave of black cherry, black raspberry and truffle washes over the palate and echoes on the long finish. Wonderfully sweet, broad, pliant wine with ripe, fine-grained tannins and great balance for early drinking; but this Pomerol lookalike has the stuffing for least mid-term aging. Very seductive wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | 91

The 2010 Proprietary Red Illustration is composed of 48% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its color is similar to the Arise, perhaps slightly more opaque, and the nose offers plenty of sweet cassis, blueberry, camphor and floral notes. Fleshy and pure as well as loaded with fruit and character, this is another beautifully balanced, seamless effort that should drink beautifully for 10-15 years ' if you can resist it for that long.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 209

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Wine Spectator | 91

Tightly focused and well-built, with aromas of cherry, blueberry and black olive, offering firm flavors of loamy mineral, cedar and currant that finish with firm tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Drink Dates: 2015-2021
Author: Tim Fish


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More Vintages and Sizes of Blackbird - Illustration:

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


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 fruit to many of Napa's finest winemakers, for whom it has yielded astonishing reviews and stellar scorings. Purchased by entrepreneur Michael Polenske in 2003, Blackbird Vineyards is now an ultra premium label in its own right.

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