2011 Blackbird Vineyards Napa Valley Illustration 1.5L


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 

Wine Details & Tasting Notes

93-Points Wine Enthusiast
"Based on Merlot, this Right Bank-style Bordeaux blend has rich, instantly likeable flavors of cherries, currants, cocoa, green olives and violets. New oak plays a prominent role, both in toasty flavors and in wood tannins. The wine feels softly tannic in the mouth, and will be fabulous now with a great steak, but it also will develop over the next 10–12 years."

93-points Connoisseurs Guide
There is a good deal of juicy, fully ripened, black cherry fruit at the fore of this one, and the wine is unsparing in sweet oak, yet for all of its obvious richness, it has plenty of depth and a real sense of reserve that affords it fine potential for development. It is, in fact, fairly tough and sufficiently tannic to dissuade early drinking, and, if deserving no less than a another five years of patience in which to grow beyond its showy youth, it will gain for twice as long. (11/2013)

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