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Selene Merlot Blackbird Vineyard 1999

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Aromas begin with blueberry syrup and blackberry jam; dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and sandalwood incense follow. Flavors in the mouth are true to the aromas, with an earthy, mineral tone that also shows through. The extract and tannins are weighty yet fine in density.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Oak Knoll

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Blackbird Vineyards:
Founded in 2003 by Michael Polenske, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Pomerol inspired wines from the Napa Valley. Planted in 1997, the estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District—a region appreciated for its moderate climate and deep, gravelly soils. The vineyard’s valley floor topography presents optimum growing conditions for consulting winemaker Sarah Go... Read more
Founded in 2003 by Michael Polenske, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Pomerol inspired wines from the Napa Valley. Planted in 1997, the estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District—a region appreciated for its moderate climate and deep, gravelly soils. The vineyard’s valley floor topography presents optimum growing conditions for consulting winemaker Sarah Gott and winemaker Aaron Pott to produce elegantly styled, appropriately balanced red wines that offer short and long term cellaring potential. Limited quantities are available through an allocated mailing list direct from the winery and in the finer restaurants and hotels around the world. Blackbird Vineyards is closed to the public but its portfolio of wines can be tasted at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley in Yountville, CA. www.maisonry.com Read less

Aromas begin with blueberry syrup and blackberry jam; dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and sandalwood incense follow. Flavors in the mouth are true to the aromas, with an earthy, mineral tone that also shows through. The extract and tannins are weighty yet fine in density.

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