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2013 Blackbird Arise

  • 88 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 295472-2013-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    These proprietary wines tend to be various blends of Bordeaux varietals, with the 2013 Proprietary Red Arise a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc. The wine, which comes from multiple vineyards such as the Stagecoach and Crocker vineyards, offers up loads of earthy, dusty notes, a touch of herbaceousness, cocoa, black cherry and berry fruit, honeyed, lively fruit, decent acidity and a long finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Well-structured but tightly wound, with aromas of red currant and bittersweet chocolate and flavors of cherry, olive and black tea. Finishes with firm tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Randy
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

  • 80 bottles owned
  • 19 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 19 collectors)