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Blackbird Vineyards 2009 Arriviste Rose

Top 10 Summer Wines 2010

Blackbird Vineyards 2009 Arriviste Rose, one of our Top 10 Summer Wines

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Blackbird Vineyards 2009 Arriviste Rosé
Napa Valley, California

Blackbird Vineyards' Arriviste was inspired by "les gitanes," the gypsies of St. Emilion and their high-spirited nature. A dry "pink" wine, the Napa Valley Arriviste is a Merlot-driven blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the mix. This vibrant rosé exhibits a youthful pink color; on the nose, cherry and red currant aromas mingle with notes of strawberry, peach and pear. The rich and creamy mid-palate carries a bright acidity on to the lingering strawberry finish. This seductive rosé is an ideal wine to enjoy during the romantic twilight hours of summer.

Rating: 14/20
Price:
$24

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