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 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Arise exudes aromas of blackberry, black currant, cocoa powder, clove, forest floor and cedar with a robust approach on the palate. With present tannins and good length, the Arise exhibits flavors of strawberry and cherry in a lingering finish. With no frost, a mild spring and summer, and a peaceful fall, Arise benefited from what some say was an ideal growing season.
Blend: 58% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2013
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...