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 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Arise exudes perfumes of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and vanilla. Upon entry, the soft mouthfeel reveals flavors of black cherry, truffle, and subtle black olive which unfolds into a succulent finish. The 2010 Napa Valley growing season presented challenging weather due to the relatively cool spring coupled with unexpected heat spikes in late summer. The outcome was a lower-yielding harvest that produced supple wines with European-style texture.
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...