Blackbird Vineyard – Contrarian 2012 – Napa Valley

Blackbird Vineyard – Contrarian 2012 – Napa Valley

(54% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot) The nose is fine, fruity and elegant. It reveals notes of sour cherry and cassis combined with slight notes of blackberry, tea as well as touches of grey pepper and oak. The palate is fresh, mineral, harmonious and offers a quite silky / smooth matter. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blackberry, black berries and black cherry associated with touches of red fruit, chocolate, vanilla, oak and cocoa on the finish. There is a touch of salinity on the finish. Tannins are fine and slightly dry. Good length.

Note (Score): 15.5/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2015/06

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)

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