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Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rosé - 2009(PARTNER)

Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rosé

Winery Story

After a successful career in financial services Michael Polenske followed his palate to Napa Valley. Now the owner of Blackbird Vineyards, P... (more...)olenske's found success again with his acclaimed Merlot-based blend. Blackbird Vineyards encompasses 10 acres of mostly dry farmed vines in the Oak Knoll district of Napa. Its highly allocated wines are made by the talented Sarah Gott of Joseph Phelps and Quintessa.

Tasting Note

"This seductive rosé of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc exhibits a youthful, pink color. On the nose, cherry and red currant... (more...) aromas complement enticing notes of strawberry, peach, and pear. The 2009 Arriviste displays a mid-palate that is rich and creamy and carries a bright acidity on to the lingering strawberry finish."

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July 26, 2010

This was unbelievably refreshing on a hot summer day. The strawberry taste really shined through and it had a lot more body than expected.

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