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NAPA VALLEY, CA; March 4, 2019) – On Saturday, February 23rd, wine professionals from around the world attended a sold-out Premiere Napa Valley, expressing their keen interest in wines made exclusively for the Premiere Napa Valley label to the melodic tune of nearly $3.7 million.

Blackbird Vineyards’ lot marked our 15th Anniversary with Blackbird Vineyards' Winemaker Aaron Pott as chairman of this year's event. Blackbird's 2017 Premiere Napa Valley Cuvée was an elegant and age-worthy blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Hen Vineyard, 40% Cabernet Franc from Stagecoach Vineyards, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot from Star Vineyard.

The barrel lot garnered a winning bid of $32,000 from Gary's Wine & Marketplace in New Jersey. The vintner events leading up to Saturday’s auction were considered “must attend” tasting opportunities for influential trade, such as retailers, restauranteurs, distributors and media.