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2021 Arriviste Rosé Top 10 Rosé wines of summer 2023 ~ Forbes - Blackbird Vineyards
Vonda Freeman, Wine Director at The Indigo Road Hospitality Group -
The perfect summer rosé, especially if you love grilled meats, is the 2021 Blackbird Vineyards ‘Arriviste’ Rosé. Made predominately Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Arriviste is loaded with tart red fruits, plum, and a hint of black pepper. It’s medium-body, tannin, and acidity will cut through the richness and fats of juicy burgers, steaks and even smoked meats. There is also a bit of Zinfandel if you are a saucy BBQ lover.”

2021 Arriviste RoséTop 10 Rosé wines of summer 2023 ~ Forbes

$20.00 750mL

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
  • Alcohol13.50%
  • Production1900 cases