2017 Aerena by Blackbird Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County

$39.95

A ripe and balanced style is seen in the Blackbird wines, unsurprising when you see the pedigree. The winemaking team of Aaron Pott and Sarah Gott are fantastic, between them, they can count Château Troplong Mondot, Château La Tour Figeac, Joseph Phelps “Insignia” and Quintessa as wines they’ve produced. The Cab has delicious notes of blackberry, spice, cassis, and plush tannins to finish. It’s clear that these Blackbirds will not stay on the ground for very long.

Using the Right Bank masterpieces of St. Émilion as the inspirational model, Blackbird proprietor Michael Polenske has assembled the two critical components that make things click in the glass: superlative vineyards and winemaking talent. Having first acquired the property made famous by Selene Merlot (a critical favorite), he turned his attention to fruit contracts from other established sources like Stagecoach and Crocker & Starr. Then came the winemaking team of Aaron Pott and Sarah Gott. Between them, they can count Château Troplong Mondot, Château La Tour Figeac, Joseph Phelps “Insignia” and Quintessa as wines they’ve produced. Not a bad lineup. Throw in endorsements from everyone from Wine Spectator to Robb Report to Men’s Journal, and it’s clear that these Blackbirds will not stay on the ground for very long.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Lake County
SKU #:
1040228
Size:
750 ml Bottle