Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley 2016
55% Merlot; 25% Cabernet Franc; 17% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Petit Verdot. 21 months in French Oak barrels, 50% new. From Blackbird Vineyard (Oak Knoll), Hudson Vineyard (Carneros), Crocker & Starr (St. Helena), and Stagecoach Vineyard (Vaca Mountains).
Initially rich and lush with sweet, plush tannins and notes of cherry, plum, and blueberry with a long, mocha-scented finish.