Blackbird Vineyards

Blackbird Vineyards

Blackmail Merlot 2016

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Deep Inky in color with a very short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Strong fruity nose with blackberries, black plums, black currants, light cedar, figs, stewed cherries, licorice, spices, light earth, tobacco leaf, herbs, chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, peppercorn, earth, herbs, spices, pencil lead, licorice and diet cola.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Napa Merlot with a touch of right bank Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Elegant and fruity. Spicy and interesting. Rich and tangy.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. Delicious stuff.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 5 months ago

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Sounds delicious. Never heard of this winery before!

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@Tom Casagrande they have some good stuff

Anthony Nappa Wines

Reserve Blackbird Merlot 2013

S Wood

Supple plum fruit after 10 years. PAW PAW duck entree pairing. Will continue to get better. — a year ago

Yohan Lardy

Les Michelons Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2013

Blackbird $40
Yummy, blackberry jam
— 2 years ago

Clos Canarelli

Amphora Corse Figari Nielluccio Sciacarello 2019

Rainy Saturday night at home listening to Lady Blackbird. Smoky, sultry, spellbinding. Fresh, with lots of finesse. Stewed fruits on the nose with hints of minerality. Some spice on the palate. Subtle hints of dried longan.

Blend of Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, Minustello, Carcaghjolu, and Moresconu. Northwest- and south-facing vineyards on a windswept clay-limestone terroir. The estate has been certified organic since 2002 and the vines have been farmed according to biodynamic principles since 2006. The yield for this cuvée was 25 hl/ha. After hand-harvesting and sorting, the grapes are 100% destemmed and vinified with indigenous yeasts in clay amphorae. The wine is neither fined nor filtered. No SO2 added.
** Note: This wine will benefit from some time to breathe prior to drinking. **
“A rich, intense nose with notes of ripe fruit and spices. The palate has great volume, finesse and freshness – a pure and balanced wine. The amphora, this ancient vessel of winemaking, has been mastered to perfection by Canarelli.” Cave Pur Jus
— 8 months ago

Redtail Vineyards

Act Natural Pinot Gris

Thought we would go with the Act Natural from Redtail to go with a chicken pot pie from Blackbird Pie Company. — a year ago

Heather Leatham
with Heather

Blackbird Vineyards

Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Love this wine. Decanted for about seven hours. This was actually a unique blend for the Napa Valley Wine Auction. Tasting a lot of blackberry, black cherry, and pepper. Fabulous finish. 68% cab franc, 21% merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. — 8 months ago

Blackbird Vineyards

Arise Proprietary Napa Valley Merlot Blend 2016

Nice Bordeaux blend of 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, herb, sweet spice and smoky scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry and ripe strawberry with vanilla, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit and spice. — 8 months ago

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Blackbird Vineyards

Auction Napa Valley Cuvee Proprietary Red Wine 2012

An outstanding wine. Black cherries, blueberries, blackberries, a hint of tobacco and sweetness. Full-bodied. Earthy and smokey on the nose with a spectacular finish. Decanted for about six hours. Still plenty of cellaring potential. — a year ago

Domaine Pascal Aufranc

Chénas Vignes de 1939 Gamay 2018

From Blackbird, TG 2021.
Favorite of the holiday wines we got.
— 2 years ago