2018 Blackbird Contrarian


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Contrarian flies in the face of our own conventions. Emboldened by Cabernet Sauvignon, Contrarian
possesses Blackbird’s signature aromatic richness alongside bold tannins that draw a striking contrast
to the rest of the flock.

Blend 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot
Production 4 Barrels
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
96+ Points
"The 2018 Contrarian is a rich, explosive wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, incense and cloves imbue this heady Cabernet with tons of depth, power and resonance. The 2018 Contrarian is a total knock-out and also one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Blackbird."
Vinous Media - By Antonio Galloni
January 2021
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  • Inclusive ground shipping on all orders.

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Pricing In Perpetuity

Through BlackMail membership, Pricing in Perpetuity is an opportunity for you to secure guaranteed pricing for life on your preferred Blackbird bottlings. Simply commit to any (or all) of the annual minimum membership purchases listed below and your price on the selected wines and quantities will be secured for the lifetime of your membership.

To participate in Pricing in Perpetuity, we invite you to become a BlackMail member. If you're already a member and meet the requirements, you will automatically be enrolled.

*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.