Blackbird Vineyards Arise Red 2013

Blackbird Vineyards Arise Red 2013


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The 2013 Arise exudes aromas of black currant, iris, and nutmeg. With flavors of licorice, cherry and fig, this wine has a richly layered mid palate with soft texture, good density and a long, lingering finish. Aaron Pott describes the 2013 Arise as the best vintage of Arise yet.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Blackbird Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis is a Merlot-dominant blend, with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc blended in. It offers cooler-climate elements of dried herb, cedar and currant, with the tannins sleek and polished. The finish flirts with a taste of coconut. Drink now through 2021.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2016
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorWell-structured but tightly wound, with aromas of red currant and bittersweet chocolate and flavors of cherry, olive and black tea. Finishes with firm tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2022. 6,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 30, 2015