Blackbird VineyardsContrarian Red Blend Napa Valley 2016Product code: 11866
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Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Red Blend Napa Valley is a luxurious and refined wine that blends together the finest grapes from some of Napa Valley's most renowned vineyards. This wine is a testament to the winemakers' dedication to true craftsmanship, where every grape is carefully selected by hand and every step of the winemaking process is meticulously monitored to ensure the highest quality. With its deep ruby color, this wine is a satisfying balance of rich, dark fruit flavors and earthy undertones. Notes of ripe blackberry, currant, and black cherry are complemented by hints of cocoa, espresso, and tobacco. Silky smooth tannins and a long, lingering finish make this a perfect choice for special occasions or for anyone looking to indulge in a truly exceptional wine.
Complex and expressive with aromas of black currant, cherry and black périgold truffle, Contrarian is ripe to impress with its notable density, tight tannins and illustrious texture. With a long finish of black licorice, blackberries, plum and toffee, the vintage evolves tremendously on the palate. This wine is captivating now and will continue to develop in the cellar for another 15 years
About the Winery
Blackbird Vineyards is one of the most reputed and well-known wineries in The United States of America. The wine estate, established by Michael Polenske, initially or originally belonged to Trefethen Vineyards. However, in 2003, the current owner, Michael, purchased it and started his distinct winery, the one we know today.
With the purchase and ownership of the estate vineyard, Michael left his existing career in the finance sector and shifted his entire focus to the winemaking industry. He began with the creation and development of a unique wine label. Then, Michael set up a lifestyle brand. It is now known as the Bespoke Collection, of which Blackbird Vineyards is a part.
Located in the heart or middle of the district of Oak Knoll in Napa Valley’s southern part, Blackbird Vineyards emphasises the quality and standard of its wines. The wine estate believes that implementing and applying hands-on and intensive winemaking techniques and processes can help obtain world-class drinks. On top of that, the winery aims to achieve and deliver the best representation of the characteristics and attributes of the terroirs and parcels in Napa Valley. In a general sense, Blackbird Vineyards’ wines have superior taste, aroma, elegance, and mouthfeel. In addition, they possess a perfect balance between the acidity and tannins.
The expansive plot of approximately 10 acres belonging to Blackbird Vineyards originally served as a site for a walnut orchard. Now, the entire land, spanning over seven acres, remains dedicated to the plantation and harvest of a specific grape variety named Merlot which translates to “young blackbird.” Thus, the name goes well with the winery. It, in turn, provides the latter with added enthusiasm and zeal to produce superior wines. On top of that, Blackbird Vineyards develops its products with inspiration from the AOC and commune of Pomerol in France.