Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2007

Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2007

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The 2007 Illustration reveals a dense nose of plum, cherry, and mulberry with hints of iris, mint and tobacco weaved throughout. Elegant flavors of red currant, coffee, licorice and tobacco deliver on the palate, offering soft texture, velvety tannins, with great complexity and length. Illustration is optimal to drink after decanting or can be laid down to develop further with time in the bottle. Touted as the "vintage of the decade" by wine critics and winemakers alike, Blackbird's 2007 wines offer approachable tannins with incredible flavor concentration and length imparted by the mild growing season.
Wine Enthusiast
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A spectacular wine that gets better and better with every sip. It's dramatic from the get-go, with rich, fine tannins framing extraordinarily good flavors of blackberries, black currants, anise, dark chocolate and cedar. Superb structure, great length and finish, with perfect acidity. A joy to drink. Now-2016.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2010
Wine Spectator
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Dense and tightly wound, with rich aromas of currant and brushy wildflowers and concentrated, tannic flavors of plum, espresso, green olive and fresh earth. Patience required. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2015.

Tim Fish, 2010