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2011 Blackbird Vineyards Illustration Napa
A blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the first wine that they made a pomerol inspired blend, this wine has a good amount of fine herbs and a eucalyptus like nuance, pencil lead, dark coco, a dead ringer for Bordeaux on the nose, dark plum and currant berry fruit, this is from mountain fruit. A big but elegant wine on the palate, from 4 different vineyards and they use 75% new oak, a good amount of red current and dark cherry fruit on the tongue with excellent structure, a firm hand of acidity and a host of toasty oak spice and firm tannins, this wine needs time. Finish 50+ Most Excellent
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