Blackbird Vineyards 2011 "Illustration" Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Blackbird Vineyards
  • Varietal: Red Blends
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Retail Price: $135.00
  • Your Price: $120.00
Bottles:
Featured in:  Signature Series

Demonstrates elegant notes of cinnamon and black licorice, with opulent red fruit and iris aromas. The softly-structured mid-palate offers great density and abundant flavors of black cherry, tobacco and cedar. The finish is persistent in length with sophisticated tannins leading to a smooth mouth feel.

  • 93 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 31, 2013): "...rich, instantly likeable flavors of cherries, currants, cocoa, green olives and violets. New oak plays a prominent role, both in toasty flavors and in wood tannins..."
  • 93 points, Connoiseurs' Guide (Nov. 2013): "There is a good deal of juicy, fully ripened, black cherry fruit at the fore of this one, and the wine is unsparing in sweet oak..."

Just 362 cases made.  Drink now or hold up to 10-12 years.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.