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2017 Blackbird Vineyards Paramour

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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1.5L
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$300.00
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3.0L
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$600.00
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Blackbird Vineyards’ 2017 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.

"Bright and youthful aromas of blueberry, cedar, toffee, violet, plum, fresh blackberry and raspberry envelop the nose of this classically styled Cabernet Franc-blend. A rich mid-palate with seamless flavors from start to finish of cedar, cherry, plum and dark chocolate. Paramour delivers a beautiful, long finish of cedar, black licorice, blackberry." Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Bright and youthful aromas of blueberry, cedar, toffee, violet, plum, fresh blackberry and raspberry envelop the nose of this classically styled Cabernet Franc-blend. A rich mid-palate with seamless flavors from start to finish of cedar, cherry, plum and dark chocolate. Paramour delivers a beautiful, long finish of cedar, black licorice, blackberry.
Blend 56% Cabernet Franc - 41% Cabernet Sauvignon - 3% Merlot
Harvest Fall 2016
Release Spring 2019
Barrel Regime 21 months in French oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol 14.1 %
Production 1100 cases
Optimum Drinking 2019 - 2035
Release Price $135.00 per 750ml bottle

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Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
94 Points
"The 2017 Paramour is bursting at the seams with super-ripe red fruit, red plum, spice, tobacco, menthol, licorice and cedar. Pliant and inviting, with tons of sheer lusciousness and exotic ripeness, the 2017 is flat-out delicious. I would give it a few years in bottle to soften the tannins."
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
Jeb Dunnuck
91 Points
"Based on 56% Cabernet Franc, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Merlot, the 2017 Paramour Proprietary Red offers a big, ripe style that carries loads of blue and black fruits, ground herbs, chocolate, and earthy nuances. This rich, chewy, full-bodied effort doesn't bring much elegance, yet it sure packs terrific fruit and texture. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years."
Jeb Dunnuck
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*Wine Options *Minimum Annual Quantity *Guaranteed Bottle Pricing (as of January 2019)
Illustration     6     $135
Paramour     6     $135
Contrarian     6     $135
Arise     12     $58
Dissonance     24     $32
Arriviste     24     $28

*Applies to current vintage offerings only. Library wines excluded.