About the Wine
“Every wine in the Blackbird collection is a true expression of the Napa Valley, with each possessing extraordinary structure and finesse. These limited production wines display the complexity extracted from the highest quality fruit and devoted winemaking techniques.” ~Aaron Pott, Winemaker.
There's no substitution for quality at Blackbird Vineyards, as winemaker Aaron Pott strives to produce terroir-driven and right-bank Bordeaux-inspired wines. These wines will have your palate dancing around every savory sip.
Before becoming one of Napa's premier estates, Blackbird Vineyards quietly sold fruit to some of the finest winemakers, most notably the Dalla Valle 1999 Selene Merlot. Their inaugural bottling in 2003 was a smash hit receiving 98 points from Vinfolio calling it "the best Merlot nobody has ever heard," thus their legend was born.
If you're not familiar with Aaron Pott, you're probably familiar with some of the well-regarded wineries where he previously worked. Pott spent six years working in Bordeaux at Ch. Troplong-Mondot and Ch. Latour Figeac in Saint Emilion. When he returned to Napa, he worked at Beringer, St. Clement, and Quintessa.
Blackbird Vineyards implements sustainable practices in all of its operations. They remain an active member of the Napa Valley Vintners organization as well as an avid supporter of the Napa Valley Land Trust. Harvested, vinified, and aged with a commitment to quality, ensuring you'll receive nothing but the best from this Estate.
2021 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rose is a stunning Rosé, it was featured in the Forbes article "10 best Rosé Wines of Summer 2023".
Tasting Notes: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 21% Zinfandel, 7% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful salmon-pink in color. It explodes in a festival of aroma with strawberry, blood orange, red apple, honeydew melon, papaya, rose, and tea biscuit. An attack of flavors is dominated by strawberry, sour cherry, and plum, leading to a perfectly balanced mid-palate with delightful acidity. Notes of plum, wet rock.
One of Forbe's "10 best Rosé Wines of Summer 2023
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