2012 Blackbird Vineyards Illustration
Napa Valley, California, USA
The 2012 Illustration demonstrates elegant notes of espresso and black liquorice, with opulent red fruit and lavender aromas. The softly-structured mid-palate offers great density and abundant flavours 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. 64% merlot, 34% cabernet franc, 2% cabernet sauvignon.