Blackbird Vineyards Arise Proprietary Napa Valley Merlot Blend 2012

9.035 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Valerio Dogliotti

Impressive blend( 58%Merlot, 32%Cab Franc, 10%Cab Sauvignon) from Black Bird Vineyard in Napa Valley. Black berry jam, vanilla and liquorice. Velvety tannins in the mouth, with a lingering finish.

Impressive blend( 58%Merlot, 32%Cab Franc, 10%Cab Sauvignon) from Black Bird Vineyard in Napa Valley. Black berry jam, vanilla and liquorice. Velvety tannins in the mouth, with a lingering finish.

9.0

Michael Adelman

Still uptight and young... dominant Merlot Blend with a third Cab Franc and the rest Cab Sav... fruit forward but patience is key for their entry level offering...

Still uptight and young... dominant Merlot Blend with a third Cab Franc and the rest Cab Sav... fruit forward but patience is key for their entry level offering...

8.8

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

The '12 Blackbird Arise is the best Arise I've had to date. While the nose is candied apple and cranberry, the taste is dark fruit, cafe latte and espresso. Quite the contrast, and quite the surprise. We offer this wine at $50, which is very reasonable for this wine

The '12 Blackbird Arise is the best Arise I've had to date. While the nose is candied apple and cranberry, the taste is dark fruit, cafe latte and espresso. Quite the contrast, and quite the surprise. We offer this wine at $50, which is very reasonable for this wine

9.2

Jake Hall

Cherry and tobacco. Nicely balanced, not too over powering with a nice smooth finish. Had with steak at Ruth's Chris.

Cherry and tobacco. Nicely balanced, not too over powering with a nice smooth finish. Had with steak at Ruth's Chris.

9.2

Julia Indik

Peppery on the nose and carrying straight into the flavor with big lush fruit, and chocolate. Smooth tannins and a moderate complex finish. Easy to love.

Peppery on the nose and carrying straight into the flavor with big lush fruit, and chocolate. Smooth tannins and a moderate complex finish. Easy to love.

9.2

Andrew Steffensmeier

Much better than I was expecting tonight! Blackberry, plum, graphite, cedar, light vanilla and sage/green pepper.

Much better than I was expecting tonight! Blackberry, plum, graphite, cedar, light vanilla and sage/green pepper.

9.2

Sean Cathcart

Delicious wine, it finally has shed it's baby fat is and showing very nicely

Delicious wine, it finally has shed it's baby fat is and showing very nicely

9.4

JJ Lumia

A nice blend of 58% merlot, 32% cab franc and 10% cab sauvignon. The aroma is full of clove. Generous amounts of clove on the palate are accompanied by blackberry, chocolate and coffee notes. Silky, well-integrated tannins and a soft, but generous, finish. It all comes together well.

A nice blend of 58% merlot, 32% cab franc and 10% cab sauvignon. The aroma is full of clove. Generous amounts of clove on the palate are accompanied by blackberry, chocolate and coffee notes. Silky, well-integrated tannins and a soft, but generous, finish. It all comes together well.

9.0

Grant Everett

Consistently delicious

Consistently delicious

9.2

Mike Spangler

I am not a merlot fan, but this blend is amazing!! Jammy with notes of deliciousness!

I am not a merlot fan, but this blend is amazing!! Jammy with notes of deliciousness!

9.3

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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    Sunday: 11am-7pm