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2007 Blackbird Vineyards US Red Blend "Paramour"

Winery: Blackbird Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paramour"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 534

KWG Score: 94.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 20, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby red blend is fascinating. It opens with an attractive blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied very well balanced, super silky, and elegant. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry with notes of black cherry. There is also a touch of black currant. The finish is nicely dry and its ultra fine tannins are gentle and drift away nicely. This irresistible wine is terrific and would pair perfectly with filet mignon over the next couple of years. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "The 2007 Paramour presents a generous nose of juicy, sour cherry, blueberry, tobacco and cedar. On the expressive palate, dark fruit characters meld with notes of chocolate and subtle mint. This wine offers great texture, soft tannins, and impressive balance which carry on to the polished, lingering finish. Paramour is ideal for drinking beyond the next decade. Touted as the "vintage of the decade" by wine critics and winemakers alike, Blackbird’s 2007 wines offer approachable tannins with incredible flavor concentration and length imparted by the mild growing season." - Winemaker, Aaron Pott

Organic status: not organic

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