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2015 Contrarian

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Contrarian

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750ml
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$135.00
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1.5L
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$300.00
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3.0L
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$600.00
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Only 2 (3.0L) bottles remaining
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Contrarian flies in the face of our own conventions. Emboldened by Cabernet Sauvignon, Contrarian possesses Blackbird’s signature aromatic richness alongside bold tannins that draw a striking contrast to the rest of the flock.

"Daring and expressive with aromas of black cherry, fresh cracked pepper, and bay leaves, Contrarian is sure to impress. Notes of black currant, blackberry, toffee, and sweet herbs are complimented by well-structured tannins that carry through to a long, lingering finish. This wine is captivating now and will continue to develop with time in the cellar." Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Daring and expressive with aromas of black cherry, fresh cracked pepper, and bay leaves, Contrarian is sure to impress. Notes of black currant, blackberry, toffee, and sweet herbs are complimented by well-structured tannins that carry through to a long, lingering finish. This wine is captivating now and will continue to develop with time in the cellar.
Blend 65% Cabernet Sauvignon - 18% Cabernet Franc - 17% Merlot
Harvest Fall 2015
Release Spring 2018
Barrel Regime 21 months in French oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol 14.5 %
Production 9 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2018 - 2031
Release Price $135.00 per 750ml bottle

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Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
93+ Points
"A powerful, dense wine, the 2015 Contrarian packs a real punch in its bold, explosive fruit. Ripe red cherry, cedar, licorice, and dried flowers add aromatic nuance throughout. Like all of these wines, the Contrarian offers a good bit of freshness to play off the natural intensity of the year. Winemaker Aaron Pott racked the wine just once and opted for longer aging on the lees to keep as much freshness as possible. It certainly looks like those choices paid off. This is another attractive wine from Blackbird."
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
May 2018
Wine Advocate
93 Points
"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 17% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Contrarian Proprietary Red has a cassis, warm blackberries and kirsch-scented nose with hints of cedar chest, forest floor, Mediterranean herbs and tar. The medium to full-bodied mouth is firm with a good fruit core, finishing long with an herbal lift."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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*Wine Options *Minimum Annual Quantity *Guaranteed Bottle Pricing (as of March 2017)
Illustration     6     $135
Paramour     6     $135
Contrarian     6     $135
Arise     12     $54
Dissonance     24     $32
Arriviste     24     $28

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