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2014 Illustration
Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

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Illustration represents the core - the heart - of Blackbird Vineyards. Every element of Blackbird's multi-faceted wine portfolio draws inspiration from this singular, Pomerol-inspired Merlot. It is an undiluted illustration of the passion, time and concentration invested in creating elegant, multi-layered wines. Illustration challenges the notion that Cabernet Sauvignon is the only age-worthy red wine crafted in the Napa Valley.

"With enticing aromas of rich dark fruits, black licorice, cocoa, and lavender, Illustration is the most luxurious wine in the Blackbird portfolio. Teeming flavors of blackberry, plum, cola, and cedar envelop the palate, amplifying the rich texture and supple tannins. This wine is drinking beautifully upon release and will continue to develop with time in the cellar."Winemaker, Aaron Pott
Blend65% Merlot
21% Cabernet Franc
7% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petit Verdot
HarvestFall 2014
ReleaseSpring 2017
Barrel Regime21 months in French Oak barrels - 75% new, 25% seasoned
Alcohol14.5%
Production40 barrels
Optimum Drinking2017 - 2030
Release Price$135 per 750ml bottle

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Arriviste, Dissonance, Arise, Illustration, Paramour, Contrarian, and Denary are true examples of Blackbird's ongoing commitment to quality by partnering with a selection of Napa Valley's most prestigious vineyards.


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