2005 Blackbird - Paramour 1.5L

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WA 89   Collector 88
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

The 2005 Paramour, a blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is an elegant red offering subtle notes of mint, sweet cherries, black currants, raspberries, cedar, and sweet oak. It cuts a medium-bodied, elegant, silky path across the palate.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 88
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/14/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Color: Purple red core with red edges Nose: Pretty black currants, flowers, spiced black tea & licorice notes Palate: Silky tannins, medium bodied, lush fruits but little structure left, acidity not exactly there either.

Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

17 bottles owned by 16 collectors.

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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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