Blackbird Vineyards Paramour napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine 2013
52% Cabernet Franc - 34% Merlot - 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, 92 Points - The Cabernet Franc-based 2013 Paramour has turned out beautifully. Espresso, mocha, soaring spice notes and black stone fruits are pushed forward. Aromatic, inviting and ample on the palate, the 2013 is full of Franc sensuality. Like all of the 2013s, the Paramour needs time in bottle to soften, but it is quite expressive today just the same.
Vinous, Antonio Galloni 93 Points - A blend of 52% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Paramour Proprietary Red is my favorite of the quartet. This wine shows wonderful forest floor and floral notes, blueberry and black raspberry, a dense ruby/purple color, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, but a sense of lightness and finesse. It’s a beautifully crafted and articulated wine with terrific precision and purity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.