2021 Arriviste RoséTop 10 Rosé wines of summer 2023 ~ Forbes
Beautiful salmon-pink in color, the 2021 Arriviste explodes in a festival of aroma with strawberry, blood orange, red apple, honeydew melon, papaya, rose, and tea biscuit. An attack of flavors is dominated by strawberry, sour cherry, and plum, leading to a perfectly balanced mid-palate with delightful acidity. Notes of plum, wet rock, and blood orange linger on the palate, leaving you wanting more.
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.
- Blend45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 21% Zinfandel, 7% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
- WinemakerAaron Pott
- VineyardStagecoach Vineyard, Shifflett Vineyard and Star Vineyard
- StainlessFermented in stainless steel and barrel with some lees stirring
- Production1900 cases