Monday, August 08, 2011
2008 Blackbird Vineyards Arise
On the nose I get beautiful aromas of chocolate raspberry truffle, blackberry, coco powder, peppercorn, and crushed stones. It's an incredibly intoxicating bouquet and one that's very reminiscent of previous wines I've experienced made from fruit from this part of Napa. The peppercorn notes are subtle, but add just that extra bit of complexity and style to make the wine a bit more thought provoking.
On the palate the wine is rich and delicious, delivering flavors of black raspberry, unsweetened coco, peppercorn, chocolate, and earth. The wine finishes with some really nice supple tannin and a coco-cassis layered finish. 92 points
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