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Red

2012 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

Oak Knoll Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/9/2015 - ageverett Likes this wine: 92 points

2015 Napa Trip - Day 1 (Napa, CA): Overall just too tight right now. Most Cab of all the Blackbirds. Powerful, but tannic to a fault at this point. If you offered me a bottle in 10 years, I would be pretty excited.

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Red

2011 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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4/30/2015 - jkvedar Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark, clear violet color. Pleasant herbaceous, vegetal notes on the nose with black raspberry too. Well balanced on the palate. Smooth tannins. Fruit powerful but not overpowering. If anything the acidity in background in terms of balance. Beautiful long finish.

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Red

2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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12/6/2014 - cab blends Likes this wine: 91 points

S&E Bordeaux Blend Style Wine Tasting - Blind Tasting (Our home): I think with some more decanting this is a few points higher.

Dark red and for me a classic french bordeaux nose.(Proven wrong later at the unveiling but interesting to see other tasters - not just on the night - but on cellartracker - think the same) Minerality comes through with high acidity. Fresh tobacco in the nose. Tannins 8/10 full bodied with a backbone of Cabernet Franc comes through.

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Red

2011 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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11/12/2014 - Jeff Leve wrote: 88 points

Soft, forward, open, ready to drink wine, with a strong herbal accent that will not please some tasters.

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Red

2010 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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7/26/2014 - RSTAR4 wrote: 94 points

Beautifully balanced young wine, with cassis, blackberry, pepper and spice, with supple tannins. Reddish purple color, fruity bouquet with long legs. Nice after. Should cellar well for some time.

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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7/5/2014 - Sundesertcactus Likes this wine: 94 points

Wow, wine of the night, firm tannins lots of fruit left, didn't take detailed notes, but everyone's favorite. Beautiful wine wish I had more.

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Red

2010 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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5/31/2014 - Richard Jennings wrote: 93 points

Nearly opaque black-tinged purple red violet color; aromatic, cedar, roast coffee, tar, tart black fruit nose; tight, tasty, tart black currant, cedar, tar, roast coffee palate; long finish (34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc)

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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4/19/2014 - Mindmuse wrote: NR

Made no notes at the time, as was also celebrating new grandchild with this, but this was drinking quite well, showing some nice bottle development. Certainly can hold. ~94pts

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Red

2011 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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

Dark fruit, spice, minerality, tobacco, smokey oak. Tannins are well integrated, nice length on the finish. A-

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Red

2009 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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12/31/2013 - Decanting fool wrote: 92 points

Coming into its own early, lacking the punch of most top tier Napa cab/ cab blends, there's a very left bank evocation here that's delicious and easy to admire. The nose has a tarry terrestrial density with dark berries and Arabian mocha and Peruvian toffee. In the mouth it's soft and round from a judicious dose of merlot. In the absence of big fruit, there's a beautiful underlying gravelly element that may be the most compelling aspect of the wine.

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Red

2007 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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2/10/2012 - ngtivspace Likes this wine: NR

Deep, rich blackberry and a touch of black cherry straight off the top, quickly met with a hint of wilderness: wet stone, tilled earth, toasted oak. Very smooth all the way through to the lightly tannic finish.

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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10/21/2013 - tkoby11 wrote: 93 points

Holding up nicely with not much sign of age. The fruit is very persistent and concentrated. The tannins may be the only hint of age as they are smooth as silk. The color is a moderately dark red with claret edges. The nose is mocha, plum, sweet tobacco, and creme d'cassis. The palate is medium to full bodied, an intense beam of currants and cherries, with chocolate cake, and licorice. Great acidity too.

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Red

2010 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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8/25/2013 - Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

Smoky, coffee bean, brown sugar and blackberry notes create the aromatics. Polished, soft and packed with sweet, ripe black plums, this should be better with a few years of age.

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Red

2007 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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8/1/2013 - ewasowicz wrote: 92 points

Nose: very jammy, cherries
Taste: very light for the heavy nose, black berries, light tannins.

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2010 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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7/6/2013 - richshoes wrote: 93 points

very polished wine--strong and sturdy backbone...some granite, cassis, dark fruits.

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Red

2009 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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12/9/2012 - BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 89 points

Jammy fruit, pepper, spice, smokey oak. A-/B+

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2009 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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12/25/2012 - Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

Coffee bean, earthy jammy cherries, forest floor and spice box notes lead to a silky, soft, plush and polished expression of California Cabernet Sauvignon that ends with a sweet, fresh, forward red and black fruit filled finish.

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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12/17/2012 - Mindmuse wrote: 96 points

Dense ruby purple robe. Rich and powerful nose of cassis, black raspberry liquer, violets, chocolate, caramel, balsamic, bit of orange peel. Rather full bodied and globular. Intense flavors consistent with the aromas. The initial attack is round yet with energetic acids and leads before the palate coating flavors fill the mouth. The finish is long and balanced with ripe tannins. Favorite Blackbird I have tasted, this brings everything in a big but balanced way. 95-96

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Red

2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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11/3/2012 - Chains1966 wrote: 93 points

Blind many in the room mistook this for a younger Bordeaux. Cigar, cedar, dark primary fruit of blackberry and cassis. This baby was singing for being so young. Everyone enjoyed although the tannins are there a bit too much this wine will get better.

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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9/14/2012 - GZ3 wrote: 95 points

Drinking very nicely right now. Well balanced with super soft tannins and good finish. Glad it turned out this nice. Decanted a little over an hour.

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Red

2009 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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4/1/2012 - tp096255 wrote: 92 points

Wally's California All-Stars 2012.
Similar to the Hourglass Estate.

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Red

2009 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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8/13/2012 - jfinbh wrote: 91 points

Classic California Cab, a solid 91. Try again in 5 years.

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Red

2006 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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6/16/2012 - 11mcraig wrote: 92 points

- Ruby color with medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black currant. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry with a full body. Polished texture with a long finish - Wonderful wine...highly recommend!

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Red

2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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5/26/2012 - bigdomer wrote: 92 points

Tasted from the 50ml sample from the "Flock Box". Light color, excellent tannins, great integration of merlot, franc, and CS.

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Red

2007 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian

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3/21/2012 - KCProper wrote: 93 points

The complexity, luscious fruit and exuberant nose warrant the score, though every component is over blown with huge new oak, flabbiness and overt alcohol. Still. That's a stylistic choice and this is certainly a well-made product. Violets, lavender, licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, black cherry, boysenberry.

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