Blackbird Vineyards

Contrarian Red Bordeaux Blend

9.212 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.3

Hurricane wine #1 last night

Hurricane wine #1 last night

Sep 14th, 2018
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.3

Beautiful, vibrant wine. Sweet on the front palate - vanilla and brown sugar. Cherry and licorice on the finish. Lingers for a full 25 seconds of more, which is surprising for such a non-"heavy" wine.

Beautiful, vibrant wine. Sweet on the front palate - vanilla and brown sugar. Cherry and licorice on the finish. Lingers for a full 25 seconds of more, which is surprising for such a non-"heavy" wine.

Jul 11th, 2016
Andrew S

Dark berries, cedar, savory with nice acid.

Dark berries, cedar, savory with nice acid.

Dec 13th, 2015
Andrew Knowlton

Always fun drinking with the winemaker of the wine you're drinking.

Always fun drinking with the winemaker of the wine you're drinking.

Nov 8th, 2015
Josh Gimpelson

Perfection

Perfection

Jan 7th, 2024
Eric B
9.5

Showing tons of fruit. 54% Cab franc, 23% Cab Sav, 23% merlot. Love this wine. Saving a glass for tomorrow...I've liked everything From Blackbird so far.

Showing tons of fruit. 54% Cab franc, 23% Cab Sav, 23% merlot. Love this wine. Saving a glass for tomorrow...I've liked everything From Blackbird so far.

Jul 20th, 2017
Philip Dobrin

Ok

Dec 14th, 2016
Said Medina

A Cab Franc dom' blend stunner! It's clear as I look back at this one, that CF is my favorite red front-runner of all the Bordeaux varietals.

A Cab Franc dom' blend stunner! It's clear as I look back at this one, that CF is my favorite red front-runner of all the Bordeaux varietals.

Jul 26th, 2016
Accidental Wine Snob

Tight out of the bottle...but a fabulous nose...lovin' 54% Cab Franc

Tight out of the bottle...but a fabulous nose...lovin' 54% Cab Franc

Nov 4th, 2015
Sarah Oettel

Sarah had this 5 years ago

Sarah had this 5 years ago

Aug 19th, 2019