Blackbird Vineyards Paramour 2012

$174.99
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$114.99

SKU 25942

750ml

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The 2012 Paramour offers exquisite aromas of blackberry, plum and tobacco. This authentic expression of Cabernet Franc showcases textured layers of chocolate and nutmeg, combined with fine-grained tannins and deeply layered flavors of stone fruit. The supple finish is round and balanced, providing persistent length of flavor. Paramour will continue to develop with time in the bottle for the next decade or more.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oak Knoll
Brand Blackbird Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateA blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc (á la a St.-Emilion), the gorgeous 2012 Proprietary Red Paramour offers up notes of Christmas fruitcake, forest floor, mulberries, black cherries and currants. Full-bodied and beautifully fruity without a lot of weight, this is a beautiful example of a complex wine to drink over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastAnother fine proprietary red blend from this producer, this one holds a majority of Cabernet Franc with a sizable proportion of Merlot and smidgen of Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Aaron Pott makes a statement in caramel and dark chocolate at the entry, followed by a structured, juicy and brooding palate of well-integrated tannins and firm, earthy red fruit.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2015