Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2012 (750ml)
The 2012 Arise exudes aromas of blackberry, black currant, cocoa powder, clove, forest floor and cedar with a robust approach on the palate. With present tannins and good length, the Arise exhibits flavors of strawberry and cherry in a lingering finish. With no frost, a mild spring and summer, and a peaceful fall, Arise benefited from what some say was an ideal growing season.
Blend: 58% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Enthusiast - "Made by Aaron Pott, this blend of 58% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is minerally and herbaceous, aged almost two years in French oak, half of it new, the rest seasoned. Cassis, pomegranate and peppercorn dance to the fore, supported by weighty tannins. Enjoy through 2020–2022. Cellar Selection"