2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rosé
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.
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BLEND: 38% Cabernet Franc - 34% Cabernet Sauvignon - 28% Merlot
APPELLATION: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
BARREL REGIME: Stainless Steel fermentation
PRODUCTION: 2,100 cases produced
The 2014 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon pink-colored rosé of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. On the nose, strawberry and iris aromas meld with hints of tropical fruit. The wine showcases crisp flavors of tart cherry, red apple, and cool citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on to the lingering finish. The 2014 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.