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Arise

2011 ARISE
Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

"The 2011 Arise exudes perfumes of ripe cherry, cracked black pepper and vanilla. Upon entry, the soft mouthfeel and rich texture reveals flavors of currant, blackberry, and subtle black olive, which unfold into a long and delectable finish. The cooler-than-normal 2011 Napa Valley grape-growing season concluded in an expedited harvest. The outcome was a vintage with flavors developed at lower brix, resulting in truly elegant wines with European-style texture and great complexity."

— Winemaker, Aaron Pott

Blend61% Merlot
27% Cabernet Franc
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
HarvestFall 2011
ReleaseFall 2013
Barrel Regime21 months in French Oak barrels - 50% new, 50% seasoned
pH3.80
Total Acidity0.58
Alcohol14.2%
Production158 barrels
Optimum Drinking2013 - 2023
Retail Price$50.00 per 750ml bottle

The Vineyards

Each wine in the portfolio is a true example of Blackbird's ongoing commitment to quality by partnering with a selection of Napa Valley's most prestigious vineyards.

Blackbird Vineyard - Located in the Oak Knoll District, Blackbird's estate vineyard, with clay soils underlaid by gravel, is an ideal site for Merlot. The region's cool nights preserve acidity in the fruit, providing natural balance.

Hudson Vineyard - Perched on a rolling hillside in the cool climate of Carneros, the Hudson Vineyard is a high-quality fruit source for Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stagecoach Vineyard - Atop the Vaca Mountains south of Pritchard Hill, the rocky, volcanic terroir of the Stagecoach Vineyard produces intense Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Crocker & Starr Vineyard - The Crocker & Starr Vineyard's deep pocket of well-drained gravel creates aromatic Cabernet Franc with impressive structure and finesse.

Every artist needs a muse...

Arise is the most aspiring wine in the Blackbird Vineyards repertoire. Harvested, vinified, and barrel aged with an identical commitment to quality and excellence as our principal wines, every vintage of this sister label Bordeaux-inspired blend is hand-tuned to express the luscious flavor profiles and lithe structure that only come from exceptional fruit. Arise captures the essence of Napa Valley.

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