Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2013
91 points Wine Enthusiast
Varieties: 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Black Cherry & Pepper
Powerful and expressive with aromas of black cherry, fresh cracked pepper and bay leaves, Contrarian is sure to impress. Notes of black currant, blackberry, salted caramel, and sweet herbs are framed by bold tannins that carry through to a long, lingering finish. Although delightful to drink now, this Right Bank Bordeaux-inspired blend will age beautifully over the next decade.
- Blend of Napa Valley fruit from the Blackbird Vineyard (Oak Knoll), Crocker & Starr Vineyard (St Helena), Hudson Vineyard (Carneros) and Stagecoach Vineyard (Vaca Mountains)
- Aged 21 months in 75% new French oak