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    Blackbird Vineyards Illustration Proprietary Red 2007
    Other Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • WE97
    • RP92
    Price: $85.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 Wine Enthusiast, 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 104502

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 Illustration reveals a dense nose of plum, cherry, and mulberry with hints of iris, mint and tobacco weaved throughout. Elegant flavors of red currant, coffee, licorice and tobacco deliver on the palate, offering soft texture, velvety tannins, with great complexity and length. Illustration is optimal to drink after decanting or can be laid down to develop further with time in the bottle. Touted as the "vintage of the decade" by wine critics and winemakers alike, Blackbird's 2007 wines offer approachable tannins with incredible flavor concentration and length imparted by the mild growing season.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A spectacular wine that gets better and better with every sip. It’s dramatic from the get-go, with rich, fine tannins framing extraordinarily good flavors of blackberries, black currants, anise, dark chocolate and cedar. Superb structure, great length and finish, with perfect acidity. A joy to drink. Now–2016.

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2007s ratchet up things. Composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2007 Illustration reveals sweeter fruit, more opulence and flamboyance, and plenty of spice, wood smoke, black currant, plum, and licorice notes. Already drinking beautifully, this complex 2007 should continue to evolve and provide gracious, satisfying drinking for at least 12-15 years.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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