2012 Blackbird Arise

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 295472-2012-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Structured and balanced, with appealing notes of red currant, tobacco and spicy cedar. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020. 5,375 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The medium-bodied 2012 Proprietary Red Arise exhibits herb-tinged, chocolaty, red and blackcurrant flavors, good elegance, and a round, easygoing personality. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    More like a cabernet than a merlot blend, this wine is consistently underrated. Luscious full body with lots of dark plums and berries. A good dose of toasty oak blends with nice ripe tannins to make a delectable finish.
    Author: Litig8tr
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 26 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 15 collectors)