Arise is the most aspiring wine in the Blackbird Vineyards repertoire. Harvested, vinified, and barrel aged with an identical commitment to quality and excellence as our core wines, every vintage of this sister label Bordeaux-inspired blend is hand-tuned to express the luscious flavor profiles and lithe structure that only comes from exceptional fruit. Arise captures the charming essences of Napa Valley’s unique terroir.
(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Arise exudes perfumes of ripe cherry, cracked black pepper and vanilla. Upon entry, the soft mouthfeel and rich texture reveals flavors of currant, blackberry, and subtle black olive, which unfold into a long and delectable finish. The cooler-than-normal 2011 Napa Valley grape-growing season concluded in an expedited harvest. The outcome was a vintage with flavors developed at lower brix, resulting in truly elegant wines with European-style texture and great complexity.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2009 Vintage) "Editors' Choice - A glorious wine. Based on Merlot, with nearly equal parts of the two Cabernets, it's softly smooth and delicious right now. Totally bone dry, yet rich and sweet in cherries, berries, chocolate and cedar, it satisfies on every level..."— Best of Year Buying Guide, 2011
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2005 Vintage) This gem was a new wine for me. It blew me away! This ruby red wine opens with an oak influenced current like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, has good acidity, and intens...