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Arise

he 2008 Arise welcomes you with complex aromatics of cherry, plum, bacon, tobacco, and subtle mint. Aged in French Oak barrels for 19 months, the well-integrated palate presents enticing flavors of cedar, earth, and toffee within multiple layers of rich, black fruits. Elegantly balanced with supple tannins, the mouthfeel is velvety and leads to a fine cocoa finish. Drinking well upon release, Arise will age beautifully with time in the cellar.

 Producer Blackbird Vineyards
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals Cabernet FrancMerlot
 Alcohol 14.7% alc/vol
 Vintage 2008

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About the Producer

Blackbird Vineyards
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Blackbird Vineyards

Napa, California, United States Napa, California, United States

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