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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

8/28/2014 - RockinCabs wrote: 88 points

Light floral and berry notes. Distinctive Merlot notes of dusty earth and cherry juice.

Solid wine with a summer salad and grilled chicken.

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/5/2014 - BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 89 points

Strawberries, acidity, very nice nose of floral and fruit. B+

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/25/2014 - JimN wrote: 89 points

Full-bodied Rose with nice acidity that carries through to the finish. Strawberry dominates. The 2012 is lighter and crisper than the 2011 that I tasted a few weeks ago, but you still won't mistake it for Southern France. Nice summer quaff.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/16/2014 - RPerro wrote: 85 points

Day 1 this was rather harsh and overly acidic. Gave me reflux! Good strawberry and apple flavors though. Let it sit a couple nights in the fridge and day 3 tried again. Still a bit on the acidic side, but this one has mellowed out a bit with the additional days being open. Quickly losing fruit however, more strawberry than apple now. Tart finish. 83 on day 1, 86+ on day 3. Averaging out to 85.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/8/2014 - MXL wrote: 87 points

Chilled but it drank very hot. Not like I remembered from the tasting.

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/6/2014 - richshoes Likes this wine: 89 points

typical summery rose--with flavors of pink grapefruit, pink lemonade, and strawberries

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

5/31/2014 - Richard Jennings wrote: 91 points

Light medium orange pink color; aromatic, tart Rainier cherry, ripe citrus nose; tasty, juicy, ripe citrus, mineral, ripe pear, Rainier cherry palate with good acidity, reminiscent of a good Bordeaux rosé; medium-plus finish (58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc)

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

6/1/2014 - Acohen Likes this wine: 88 points

Bright color and lots of strawberry and cranberry acidity, crisp and refreshing

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

5/29/2014 - dase13 wrote: 88 points

Consistent with prior note. Color is rose pink. Scent is strawberry. Tastes of strawberry and acidity, and very dry.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

5/11/2014 - RPerro wrote: 85 points

Just a tad over my tipping point for sweetness. Seems like a bit too much extraction. Maybe Sagniee (not my preferred rose)? Just too much sweet strawberry and not enough mineral. That said, I really enjoyed sipping this in the sun, despite not being my "ideal" rose. The 2013, which I had at Ma(i)sonry last weekend, was much more my style, and rated a solid 91.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

5/4/2014 - cuffthis wrote: 85 points

Consistent with the other three bottles I've tasted, this wine was dark pink bordering on copper in color and showed strawberry, pomegranate and spices on the nose. The mouth feel brought firmer than expected acidity, tart currant and hints of minerality. The finish was medium in length with the pomegranate notes lingering.

Purchased for $18US, this very dry rose' is much bigger in style than the southern France ones I often drink and enjoy. Well made, but it's not one that I would reach for when thinking rose'. I like them lighter.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/19/2014 - ageverett Likes this wine: 90 points

Morale Rehabilitation Dinner (Everett home): Consistent with prior notes. This was a hit with the guests at our party, who really enjoyed a dry, full-flavored rose with our appetizers while chatting outdoors. I think that is the perfect use for this bottle, so if you are entertaining this spring/summer, give this a shot.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/17/2014 - cuffthis wrote: 85 points

Consistent with the first two bottles I've tasted, this wine was dark pink bordering on copper in color and showed strawberry, pomegranate and spices on the nose. The mouth feel brought firmer than expected acidity, tart currant and hints of minerality. The finish was medium in length with the pomegranate notes lingering.

Purchased for $18US, this very dry rose' is much bigger in style than the southern France ones I often drink and enjoy. Well made, but it's not one that I would reach for when thinking rose'. I like them lighter.

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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/17/2014 - JimN wrote: 88 points

I didn't take notes on my first bottle, but I remembered liking it more than I did this time. Nice enough, but heavier and sweeter than I expected. Not what I was looking for sitting on the beach under the hot sun.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/14/2014 - Griffeyfan04 wrote: 88 points

Very heavy for a rose. A touch sweet and full but still a crispness that is nice and expected for this style. Good smoothness to it as well. A nice wine just nothing extraordinary about it. Some strawberry and floral notes

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/9/2014 - hal0 Likes this wine: 88 points

Consistent with previous bottles.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/7/2014 - cuffthis wrote: 85 points

Consistent with the first bottle I tasted on 4/1/14, this wine was dark pink bordering on copper in color and showed strawberry, pomegranate and spices on the nose. The mouth feel brought firmer than expected acidity, tart currant and hints of minerality. The finish was medium in length with the pomegranate notes lingering.

Purchased for $18US, this very dry rose' is much bigger in style than the southern France ones I often drink and enjoy. Well made, but it's not one that I would reach for when thinking rose'. I like them lighter.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/1/2014 - cuffthis wrote: 85 points

Dark pink bordering on copper in color, this wine showed strawberry, pomegranate and spices on the nose. The mouth feel brought firmer than expected acidity, tart currant and hints of minerality. The finish was medium in length with the pomegranate notes lingering.

Purchased for $18US, this very dry rose' is much bigger in style than the southern France ones I often drink and enjoy. Well made, but it's not one that I would reach for when thinking rose'. I like them lighter.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

4/1/2014 - vinophobic Likes this wine: 88 points

An interesting and enjoyable Rose. On the high end of the spectrum for Roses in terms of the acidity and crispness -- both in a good way. Strawberry dominant nose and taste. Bigger all around than a typical Rose. Works for me, others might find it too over the top.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

3/29/2014 - ageverett Likes this wine: 89 points

As far as roses go, can't go wrong here. Dry rose with some body and enough notes to keep you interested. Pop and drink chilled while outside manning the grill and you won't be disappointed.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

3/26/2014 - hal0 Likes this wine: 89 points

Sweet

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

3/22/2014 - Acohen Likes this wine: 89 points

Bright red sockeye salmon color with strawberry, cranberry and watermelon on the palate and nice acidity. Nothing overly complex but very satisfying

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

2/23/2014 - dase13 wrote: 88 points

Color is rose pink. Scent is strawberry. Tastes of strawberry and acidity, and very dry.

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2013 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

2/15/2014 - BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 90 points

Strawberries, melon, acidity, well balanced. A-

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

11/1/2013 - daver852 wrote: 87 points

Very fragrant, with sweet notes on the nose but very dry on the palate. Fairly dark for a rose, lots of sturdy tannins to offset the fruit. Not my style of rose - I prefer them rounder with a touch of sweetness - but well made and I can see this going well with any number of foods.

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