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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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6/10/2015 - hrazdiiv Does not like this wine: 85 points

This is not a great wine. I'm tempted to perhaps blame it on the difficult 2011 vintage but from the first pour you could tell this wine was going to disappoint. A merlot/cab ("right bank") blend should not look like a $10 supermarket pinot in the glass. Taste was equally thin, with just perhaps some pleasant taste of cherry emerging, otherwise totally generic. The wine even fell apart after a mere 30 minutes in the decanter, taking on some stale elements. Perhaps some of the higher end offerings from Blackbird are better but even at this quite-high price point for the Arise, I expect much, much better.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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5/14/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 94 points

A beautiful and sophisticated Merlot-based blend, especially for the money. Dark red in color, generous nose of dark cherry and spice. Waves of fruit, including blackberry and blueberry, balanced by impressive (but gentle) structure. 58% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet. Better than the 2009 and 2011 versions. 14.8% alcohol. If there is a better domestic Right-Bank blend for $50, I have never had it. Instead, this stands comfortably with the likes of Larkmead Firebelle (which is now twice the price).

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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4/18/2015 - Grb040 wrote: 90 points

30th Addy Bassin's California Barrel Tasting (The Mandarin Oriental Hotel): 89-91

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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4/18/2015 - Grb040 wrote: 91 points

30th Addy Bassin's California Barrel Tasting (The Mandarin Oriental Hotel): 90-92
prefered this slightly to the 2013 not sure why

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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4/18/2015 - cab blends wrote: 89 points

California Tasting (Barrel Tasting and an slight older): Tannins 7/10

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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4/18/2015 - cab blends Does not like this wine: 90 points

California Tasting (Barrel Tasting and an slight older): Less fruity with a lighter nose than the 2013. Slightly more medicinal and acidic on the nose too. More body than the nose would suggest and the fruit does come through on the finish.

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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4/11/2015 - wmccone54 wrote: 91 points

Decanted prior to dinner. Medium bodied, medium ruby in color. Initially, this seemed slightly restrained with aromas and flavors of dark cherry, smokey plum, mixed berries, and some noticeable earth tones. Based on recent experience with many Napa Bordeaux lookalikes, I expected this to be a fruit bomb, but surprisingly this was well balanced with a good mix of fruit, earthiness, and mild tannin. Really starts to shine after about 90 minutes in the decanter as the fruit seems to be darker and the wine becomes fuller. Decent finish. I think this will improve with additional cellaring

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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3/18/2015 - ageverett Likes this wine: 90 points

This is a nice wine. Not as good as it has been in other vintages, but still enjoyable. Takes a while to open up, which is again different from experiences with other vintages of this wine. I would say let it breathe at least an hour to open up the flavors.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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3/16/2015 - Realdoc1 Likes this wine: 93 points

A great blend of Merlo, Cab Franc and Cab. It stands up like a Cabernet Sauvignon but is real smooth. A Bordeaux inspired blend that does its ancestors proud. You can enjoy it without having to travel to France.
Medium body and well balanced. Pleases the whole tongue. Dark berry fruit with a hint of tobacco. A nice but medium length finish.

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2009 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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2/19/2015 - Brownvino wrote: 90 points

Decanted for two hours. Nice color and nose. short to medium after taste. Good but not great.

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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2/7/2015 - KC Lawyer Likes this wine: 90 points

Very young and tight - those who have this as drink by 2016 may be rushing it. Lots of fruit but no opening during the 2 hours we enjoyed this bottle. We'll try again with our 5 remaining bottles over probably about 5 years, but if it starts to fade rather than blossom the rating will plummet.

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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2/7/2015 - ewasowicz wrote: 90 points

Nose: caramel and orchid
Taste: anise, oaky, some caramel. You can really taste the cab franc

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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1/31/2015 - AllRed wrote: 91 points

Having recently acquired this for under $20, I was anxious to try it and see if we should add more at that price. The Club's decanters were all in use, so this was a pop & pour. Plum, chocolate-covered cherry, cassis and licorice notes. Cassis, blackberry, vanilla and blue fruit flavors on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied with a nice finish. Drink now to 2020. 91 pts for me, 92 for Domino. We'll be going back for more.

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2010 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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1/19/2015 - iamandyc wrote: 88 points

Took three days for the bitter, medicinal finish to "blow off". On the third day it was a dark, deep wine strutting its merlot roots. Tiring on my palate and a bit hot. Not what I was hoping for...

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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1/15/2015 - CultJunkie03 wrote: 89 points

almost feels like too much wine making going on here.. kinda fell off and got a bit boozy after an hour.. meh..

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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1/11/2015 - jkvedar wrote: 90 points

This wine is blended year over year to taste similar, but 2012 being such a good year, this one is better than usual. Black fruit and some pepper on the nose. Blackberry on the palate. Long lovely finish. Showing well right out of the bottle but softens with an hour decant.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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12/23/2014 - ageverett Likes this wine: 90 points

Little early on this. Expected it to be more open at this point. Good stuff, just needs some more time. Dark red fruits and spices.

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2009 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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12/14/2014 - BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 90 points

Dark fruit, cassis, extremely herbal, white pepper, finishes with some oak. Good length on the finish. A-

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2009 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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11/27/2014 - ageverett Likes this wine: 92 points

We included this in our Thanksgiving day lineup. This option allowed for more fruit than the Syrah and the Cab that we had open. Very consistent experiences with this wine; right bank style on the fruit, and very expressive. Easy drinker that we have consistently enjoyed. Very good with food.

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2010 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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11/29/2014 - cubswinws Likes this wine: 90 points

Very nice wine and smooth finish. Mostly merlot and has a nice soft finish.

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2009 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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11/25/2014 - michigan dogs Likes this wine: 87 points

1st day I liked it, 2nd day had faded alot, somewhat disappointing. Fruit was surprisingly absent

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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11/25/2014 - gigem91 Likes this wine: 90 points

A good drinking wine that is nicely balanced.

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2010 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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10/3/2014 - dase13 wrote: 91 points

Drank this bottle six months after the prior bottle of Arise. Tasting note is generally consistent. Color is very dark red. Scents are dark red berries and blackberry. Tastes of lots of dark red berries and blackberries and some lesser amount of licorice or vanilla (or actually something similar). Cabernet Franc is apparent in this Merlot blend. Smoother than six months ago.

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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9/24/2014 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Bold black and blue fruits on the nose, soft and supple on the palate, drinks well now. Works it out at $50.

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2008 Blackbird Vineyards Arise

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9/16/2014 - travelme Likes this wine: 91 points

See previous notes. Another excellent bottle from a 375ml which sadly was my last bottle. Highly recommended.

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