Blackbird Vineyards PARAMOUR Napa Red Blend
Blackbird Vineyards PARAMOUR Napa Red Blend

Blackbird Vineyards PARAMOUR Napa Red Blend 2014 Rated 94WA

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Rated 95
Another terrific example of Blackbird is the 2014 Proprietary Red Paramour, a fabulous blend of 84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The Cabernet Franc comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard. Consultant Aaron Pott said he thinks they have a magical spot for it on that large eastern Napa Valley mountain site. This is terrific stuff from the super-intense fragrance of white flowers and forest floor to the blueberry, black raspberry and graphite notes. The wine hits the palate with dazzling fruit intensity, loads of glycerin, a round, juicy, succulent mouthfeel, a layered personality and a long, supple finish. Drink it now or over the next 15+ years. Drink 2016-2031.

Wine Tasting Notes
With a bright approach of blueberry, black cherry, cedar, porcini mushrooms, and mint, the Blackbird Vineyards PARAMOUR Napa Red Blend shines on the nose of this Cabernet Franc dominant blend. Wonderful richness of violets, plum and chocolate and gives way to tight grain tanins with a supple finish on the palate. This wine is captivating and will continue to develop gracefully with long term aging in the cellar.

84% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol 14.5%