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2018 Blackbird Vineyards Dissonance

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Dissonance

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750ml
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$32.00
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1.5L
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$75.00
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This Napa Valley white wine brings dissonance to the rhythm of Blackbird's right bank-inspired red blends. The bright
acidity of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc is brought into harmony with with the round, lush notes of Semillon.

"The 2018 Dissonance emanates a bouquet of cantaloupe, acacia flower, and orange blossom. Apricot flavors on the attack, flow into pear and peach notes. The palate possesses beautiful freshness balanced by bright acidity, with a long finish of melon and quince. Sourced from vineyards in the Carneros region, this cool climate Sauvignon Blanc is richly complimented through aging and stirring of the lees in French oak barrels." Winemaker, Aaron Pott
The 2018 Dissonance emanates a bouquet of cantaloupe, acacia flower, and orange blossom. Apricot flavors on the attack, flow into pear and peach notes. The palate possesses beautiful freshness balanced by bright acidity, with a long finish of melon and quince. Sourced from vineyards in the Carneros region, this cool climate Sauvignon Blanc is richly complimented through aging and stirring of the lees in French oak barrels.
Blend 88% Sauvignon Blanc - 12% Semillon
Harvest Fall 2018
Release Spring 2019
Winemaking Stirred on lees for 4 months
Barrel Regime Clay amphorae and 30% new French Oak barrels
pH 3.37
Total Acidity 0.31
Alcohol 13.2 %
Production 80 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2019 - 2022
Release Price $32.00 per 750ml bottle

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Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
90 Points
"Its curious and somewhat misleading title notwithstanding, there is nothing in the least dissonant or discordant about this very well-crafted wine, and it instead evokes fine balance and polish while honing in on deep and continuous, lightly grassy, green melon fruit from beginning to end. It is moderately full-bodied and firmly structured with nary a suggestion of softness, but neither is it stiff or stark, and it shows plenty of fruity flesh on it solid structural bones. It will make for tasty drinking in the short term but is sure to reward cellar time, and we anticipate increasing complexity to be revealed over the next three to five years."
Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
August 2019

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Illustration     6     $135
Paramour     6     $135
Contrarian     6     $135
Arise     12     $58
Dissonance     24     $32
Arriviste     24     $28

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