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2014 Contrarian
Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

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Contrarian is crafted by passion and instinct. This textured blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon possesses both an aromatic richness and subtle tannin profile. It exudes an elegance Blackbird Vineyards' wines are known for, while displaying the regal posture that comes from superior Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine to indulge in now and for decades to come, Contrarian's uniquely supple structure flouts convention.

"Bold and expressive with aromas of black cherry, fresh cracked pepper, and bay leaves, Contrarian is sure to impress. Notes of black currant, blackberry, salted caramel, and sweet herbs are complimented by intrepid tannins that carry through to a long, lingering finish. This wine is stunning now and will continue to develop with time in the cellar."Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Blend81% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Merlot
6% Cabernet Franc
HarvestFall 2014
ReleaseSpring 2017
Barrel Regime21 months in French Oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol14.5%
Production40 barrels
Optimum Drinking2017 - 2030
Release Price$135 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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