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    Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

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    • RP92
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121832

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This intricately structured, full-bodied wine offers luscious aromas of raspberries and ripe blackberries complemented by a sweet, elegant ribbon of mocha. On the generous palate, layers of black currant, blood orange, and subtle tobacco give way to a fleshy, sweet tannin finish. This wine is beautifully balanced, offering a rich intensity that will further develop with time in the cellar.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The brilliant 2006 Contrarian (38% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals plum, licorice, and black currant fruit intertwined with a mocha, coffee, berry character that recalls a fine Right Bank wine from Bordeaux. Medium to full-bodied, sexy, and heady with succulent fruit, but none of the astringent tannins sometimes evident in 2006s, this beauty should drink well for 15 years.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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