2014 Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa Valley Red Blend
Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine
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Paramour possesses both sensuality and commanding structure. Merlot and Cabernet Franc have a fragile but irresistible chemistry that flourishes when climate, soils and seasons align. The grapes allotted for this graceful red wine are grown in only the most auspicious conditions. Paramour reveals the passionate relationship between these two varietals and between winegrower and land.
"Complex aromas of blueberry, violets, espresso, and eucalyptus encircle the nose of this elegant Cabernet Franc-blend. Layers of Bing cherry, blackberry, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins on the palate, leading to a round, supple finish with persistent length. Enjoy now or cellar over the next decade or more."Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Blend 84% Cabernet Franc
9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Fall 2014
Release Spring 2017
Barrel Regime 21 months in French Oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Production 40 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2017 - 2030