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2015 Blackbird Vineyards Paramour 750ml

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Paramour

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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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Blackbird Vineyards’ Paramour possesses both sensuality and commanding structure. Cabernet Franc and
Merlot have a fragile but irresistible chemistry that flourishes when climate, soils, and seasons align. Paramour
reveals the passion and harmony embodied in this love affair.

"Delightful aromas of blueberry, violets, and espresso encircle the nose of this elegant Cabernet Franc-blend. Layers of Bing cherry, bramble, blackberry, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins on the palate, leading to a round, supple finish with persistent length. Enjoy now or cellar over the next decade or more." Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Delightful aromas of blueberry, violets, and espresso encircle the nose of this elegant Cabernet Franc-blend. Layers of Bing cherry, bramble, blackberry, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins on the palate, leading to a round, supple finish with persistent length. Enjoy now or cellar over the next decade or more.
Blend 93% Cabernet Franc - 5% Merlot - 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Fall 2015
Release Spring 2018
Barrel Regime 21 months in French oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol 14.5 %
Production 15 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2018 - 2031
Release Price $135.00 per 750ml bottle

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Purely Domestic Wine Report
96 Points
"The nose is a ripe, dusty plum, cedar and crumble-crusted BlackBerry tart. The palate is polished black raspberry on entry with a velvet glove of plum, carbon, espresso and cedar in a seamless core redolent of waxy Luxardo cherries accented with notes of brown spices. Hard to push this beauty away."
Purely Domestic Wine Report
Wine Advocate
93+ Points
"The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Paramour Proprietary Red, a blend of 93% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, is scented of warm red and black currants, black cherries and underbrush with hints of pencil shavings and tobacco. The medium to full-bodied palate offers chewy tannins, crunchy fresh fruit and a long, earthy finish."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
94 Points
"Cabernet Franc takes center stage in the 2015 Paramour. Savory herbs, mint, wild flowers, and sweet red cherry make a strong opening statement. The influence of Franc is especially evident in the wine's aromatic and structural signatures. A bit hushed today, the Paramour needs more time to be at its most expressive. There is plenty to look forward to."
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
May 2018

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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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