Blackbird Vineyards

Contrarian Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3113 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ainsley Clement

Insanely delicious, but could use some time to decant. Superb ageing potential. Bordeaux style blend, full bodied with high tannins, blackcurrant and cassis notes with a slight earthy undertone.

Insanely delicious, but could use some time to decant. Superb ageing potential. Bordeaux style blend, full bodied with high tannins, blackcurrant and cassis notes with a slight earthy undertone.

May 19th, 2018
Darren Guillaume

53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice acid, but not balanced to my tastes. Sits at 14.7* of alcohol.

53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice acid, but not balanced to my tastes. Sits at 14.7* of alcohol.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2015
Matt Sterr

Full and oaky. Big tannins. As this mellows in the bottle it should be sensational.

Full and oaky. Big tannins. As this mellows in the bottle it should be sensational.

Mar 15th, 2016
Stephanie Losee

At The Battery

At The Battery

Jul 18th, 2015
Bob McClenahan

Bland

Apr 5th, 2015
Aaron Means

Not as green as the last bottle. Really ripe on this bottle. Yummy

Not as green as the last bottle. Really ripe on this bottle. Yummy

Apr 2nd, 2015
Scott Hill

2010

2010

Mar 19th, 2015
Andrew Notarfrancesco

Good bottle of wine. Needs some time before drinking

Good bottle of wine. Needs some time before drinking

Mar 5th, 2019
Stephen Dodson

Very good - classic American ‘Bordeaux’ - strong (14.5%), elegant and long - will get case...

Very good - classic American ‘Bordeaux’ - strong (14.5%), elegant and long - will get case...

Dec 7th, 2018
Mick

Rich full body, wonderful black berry nose, not too fruity/sweet, right in my wheel house. Love it.

Rich full body, wonderful black berry nose, not too fruity/sweet, right in my wheel house. Love it.

Sep 15th, 2018