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2015 Arriviste
Napa Valley Proprietary Rosé Wine

Everyone loves an upstart...

Inspired by "les gitanes," the gypsies of St. Emilion, Blackbird Vineyards' Arriviste captures the high-spirited nature of winemaking. This vibrant, puckish rosé conjures images of summer twilights and harvest moons. While it hints at the flavors of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that frame it, Arriviste is not a wine to demystify. It is simply a wine to enjoy.

"The 2015 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon-pink colored rosé of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the nose, strawberry and iris aromas meld with hints of tropical fruit. The wine showcases crisp flavors of tart cherry, red apple and cool citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on to the lingering finish. The 2015 Napa Valley growing season saw near-optimal conditions, allowing for an abundance of perfectly-ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars, producing this spectacular rosé."Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Blend34% Merlot
34% Cabernet Franc
32% Cabernet Sauvignon
HarvestFall 2015
ReleaseSpring 2016
WinemakingSaignée method, cold fermented for 6 weeks, sur lies and cold stored
pH3.31
Total Acidity0.51
Alcohol12.9%
Production2100 cases
Optimum Drinking2016 - 2018
Release Price$28 per 750ml bottle

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Arriviste, Dissonance, Arise, Illustration, Paramour, Contrarian, and Denary are true examples of Blackbird's ongoing commitment to quality by partnering with a selection of Napa Valley's most prestigious vineyards.


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