Blackbird Vineyards Arise Proprietary Napa Valley Merlot Blend 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Robert McCall Delectable Pro

Shoulda let this breathe for a few hours but wasn't in the cards. Muted nose of blackberry and spice. Medium+ tannins circle around emerging dark red and blackberry fruit. Not much complexity but not one dimensional either. I think I kick the points up a level or two with 3 hours + in a decanter. But who's complaining!? Good stuff.

Shoulda let this breathe for a few hours but wasn't in the cards. Muted nose of blackberry and spice. Medium+ tannins circle around emerging dark red and blackberry fruit. Not much complexity but not one dimensional either. I think I kick the points up a level or two with 3 hours + in a decanter. But who's complaining!? Good stuff.

8.9

James Kane

Easy drinking wine. Smooth from start to finish.

Easy drinking wine. Smooth from start to finish.

9.1

Tony Johnson

Great taste. Initial taste of currants, Black berry and spice , but not jammy. Light finish

Great taste. Initial taste of currants, Black berry and spice , but not jammy. Light finish

9.1

Sharyn Grant

Delicious dark fruits, easy tannins. Drink now or hold.

Delicious dark fruits, easy tannins. Drink now or hold.

9.0

Joe DAscoli

Chewy dense and a little too much leather to me but not a bad wine from the valley.

Chewy dense and a little too much leather to me but not a bad wine from the valley.

9.1

Carla Martens

Deep and complex and delish.

Deep and complex and delish.

9.0

Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

55% Merlot/30% Cab Sav/15% Cab Franc. Vanilla. Licorice. Dark fruits. A smooth, long lingering finish. Great stuff!

55% Merlot/30% Cab Sav/15% Cab Franc. Vanilla. Licorice. Dark fruits. A smooth, long lingering finish. Great stuff!

9.0

Grant Everett

Wish I had the patience to see what this will be in 10 years. Very tight and tannic now

Wish I had the patience to see what this will be in 10 years. Very tight and tannic now

9.0

Justin Brilman

QPR is phenomenal

QPR is phenomenal

9.0

Justin Brilman

For the price this is one of the best in class. Complex but drinkable at a young age.

For the price this is one of the best in class. Complex but drinkable at a young age.

9.0

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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