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2013 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.

"Commanding and expressive with savory notes of black cherry, truffle, pepper, and bay, Contrarian is the most powerful of the Blackbird trio. Black currant, toffee, sweet herbs, and espresso are framed by well-structured, bold tannins that crescendo with lush fruit into a long finish. While the wine is gratifying now, Contrarian will age gloriously with time in the cellar. "Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Blend36% Cabernet Sauvignon
32% Cabernet Franc
32% Merlot
HarvestFall 2013
ReleaseSpring 2016
Barrel Regime21 months in French Oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol14.5%
Production40 barrels
Optimum Drinking2016 - 2029
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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