Blackbird Vineyards Paramour 2013

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Blackbird Vineyards Paramour 2013

SKU 5362


Exquisite aromas of violets, cedar, blueberry, and coffee envelop the nose of this classically-styled Cabernet Franc-blend. On the palate, layers of dark cherry, bramble, iron, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins leading to a supple, round, and persistent finish. The most elegant of the Blackbird wines, Paramour will continue to develop for enjoyment over the next decade or more.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll
Brand Blackbird Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateA blend of 52% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Paramour Proprietary Red is my favorite of the quartet. This wine shows wonderful forest floor and floral notes, blueberry and black raspberry, a dense ruby/purple color, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, but a sense of lightness and finesse. It's a beautifully crafted and articulated wine with terrific precision and purity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, October 29, 2015
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Wine EnthusiastThis proprietary blend combines 52% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, another in its line of Aaron Pott-made wines. It's lovable in its austerity and varietal suggestions of dried herb, cedar and green bean. Dusty, soft tannins support a full-bodied, straightforward structure.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2016