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2016 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 2016 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon-pink colored rosé of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the nose, a mélange of aromas of strawberry and stone fruit come together with light floral notes. The wine delights with flavors of blackcurrants, crisp red apple and citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on the lingering finish. The 2016 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
Blend42% Cabernet Franc
38% Merlot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
HarvestFall 2016
ReleaseSpring 2017
WinemakingSaignée method, cold fermented for 6 weeks, sur lies and cold stored
Total Acidity0.51
Production2100 cases
Optimum Drinking2017 - 2019
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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