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Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2012

Save $60.00 (34%)

SKU 25941


The 2012 Illustration demonstrates elegant notes of expresso and black licorice, with opulent red fruit and lavender aromas. The softly-structured mid-palate offers great density and abundant flavors of black cherry, tobacco and cedar. The Finish is persistent in length with sophisticated tannins leading to a smooth mouth feel. Drinking well upon release, Illustration will age beautifully with time in the cellar. With no frost, a mild spring and summer, and a peaceful fall, the Illustration benefited from what some say was an ideal growing season.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Blackbird Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThis blend combines 64% Merlot with 34% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon to nice effect, offering cranberry and red, juicy plum around softly cradled tannins and well-resolved oak. Juicy, structured and fully balanced, the finish sparks elements of leather with tobacco.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2015
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorFirm and focused, with aromas of currant and mineral and dense layers of blackberry, green olive and cedar. The tannins are tightly wound. Hands off for now. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2022. 840 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2015