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2016 Arriviste

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Arriviste

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750ml
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$28.00
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Inspired by "les gitanes," the gypsies of St. Emilion, Blackbird Vineyards' Arriviste captures the high-spirited nature of winemaking. This vibrant, puckish rosé conjures images of summer twilights and harvest moons. While it hints at the flavors of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that frame it, Arriviste is not a wine to demystify. It is simply a wine to enjoy.

"The 2016 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon-pink colored rosé of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the nose, a mélange of aromas of strawberry and stone fruit come together with light floral notes. The wine delights with flavors of blackcurrants, crisp red apple and citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on the lingering finish. The 2016 Napa Valley growing season saw near-optimal conditions, allowing for an abundance of perfectly-ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars, producing this spectacular rosé." Winemaker, Aaron Pott
The 2016 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon-pink colored rosé of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the nose, a mélange of aromas of strawberry and stone fruit come together with light floral notes. The wine delights with flavors of blackcurrants, crisp red apple and citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on the lingering finish. The 2016 Napa Valley growing season saw near-optimal conditions, allowing for an abundance of perfectly-ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars, producing this spectacular rosé.
Blend 42% Cabernet Franc - 38% Merlot - 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Fall 2016
Release Spring 2017
Winemaking Saignée method, cold fermented for 6 weeks, sur lies and cold stored
pH 3.31
Total Acidity 0.51
Alcohol 12.9 %
Production 2100 cases
Optimum Drinking 2017 - 2019
Release Price $28 per 750ml bottle

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Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
91 Points
"Right from the first sniff, one gets the sense that this is not a run-of-the-mill Rosé but is instead a pink wine of considerably more intent and ambition and one that is about as sophisticated and well-crafted as can be found in the genre. It is rich, fully dry and relatively weighty with loads of deep, very continuous fruit and a cautious bit of vinous grip that commends mealtime drinking, and it has the structure and substance to keep nicely and perhaps improve for a couple of years."
Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
November 2017

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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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