Blackbird Vineyards

Arise Proprietary Napa Valley Merlot Blend

9.125 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Jonathan Wall

Benefitted greatly by a 3 to 4 hour decant. Rich dark berries and tannins came together. Drank as a "conversation wine"... no food... and it was delicious alone.

Benefitted greatly by a 3 to 4 hour decant. Rich dark berries and tannins came together. Drank as a "conversation wine"... no food... and it was delicious alone.

May 4th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and very impressively balanced. Notes of black cherries, blackberry, cassis and cedar

Rich and very impressively balanced. Notes of black cherries, blackberry, cassis and cedar

May 22nd, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

A Right Bank style Bordeaux. Ripe blueberries, black current and wet cedar on the nose. Long finish of licorice, fig and tobacco.

A Right Bank style Bordeaux. Ripe blueberries, black current and wet cedar on the nose. Long finish of licorice, fig and tobacco.

Mar 7th, 2017
KA
9.1

Complex merlot dominated blend.

Complex merlot dominated blend.

Apr 25th, 2018
Reed Boehringer

luscious dark fruits, silky tannins. lovely blend.

luscious dark fruits, silky tannins. lovely blend.

Apr 6th, 2018
Brendan Baker

Round, very little tannin, early drinker

Round, very little tannin, early drinker

Jan 15th, 2018
Andrew Rucker

Promising with notes of cedar, herbs, cassis. Too early, though; a bit closed and vegetal.

Promising with notes of cedar, herbs, cassis. Too early, though; a bit closed and vegetal.

Oct 25th, 2017
Shawn Mac

Excellent wine. Gift from Todd

Excellent wine. Gift from Todd

May 26th, 2017
Jason and Jennie

Subdued dense fruit that intrigued but didn’t dazzle. Definitely in my top 4 for the night.

Subdued dense fruit that intrigued but didn’t dazzle. Definitely in my top 4 for the night.

Dec 9th, 2018
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 3 days ago

Peggy had this 3 days ago

Oct 13th, 2019