Blackbird Contrarian

Blackbird Contrarian

Vintage: 2011
Description: Contrarian is crafted by passion and instinct. This textured blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon possesses both an aromatic richness and subtle tannin profile. It exudes an elegance Blackbird Vineyards' wines are known for, while displaying the regal posture that comes from superior Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine to indulge in now and for decades to come, Contrarian's uniquely supple structure flouts convention. "The 2012 Contrarian opens with expressive notes of succulent blackberry and peppercorn. On the palate, flavors of plum and mocha complement silky layers of intricately structured, fine-grained tannins that hold great density and weight. The lush mid-palate leads to a supple, approachable and harmoniously-precise finish. This wine is gratifying now and will age gloriously with time in the cellar. With no frost, a mild spring and summer, and a peaceful fall, the Contrarian benefitted from what some say was an ideal growing season.". Winemaker, Aaron Pott. View Commentary
Price: $125.00

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First added to 1000 Corks on December 10, 2018.