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Blackjack Ranch Allusion 2006

Member Review by KeLuke:

Tasted the 05 at their tasting room back in October, fell in love, and brought a few bottles home. Still blown away by the outstanding and velvety balance of this wine. Round and full on the palate, this wine melts in your mouth. It's all green and herbal with just a hint of dark red cherries on the finish.

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Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Blackjack Ranch Winery:
Blackjack Ranch is the product of 30 years of imagination and preparation. At the age of 14, I began studying the wines and wine making of France and California. Two years later, I was fermenting small batches of wine in the produce section of my parent’s grocery store. By 17, I was collecting the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Passion for all aspects of wine enabled me to envision the charact... Read more
Blackjack Ranch is the product of 30 years of imagination and preparation. At the age of 14, I began studying the wines and wine making of France and California. Two years later, I was fermenting small batches of wine in the produce section of my parent’s grocery store. By 17, I was collecting the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Passion for all aspects of wine enabled me to envision the character of the wines I eventually intended to produce. In 1990, I invented and introduced a casino card game called “California Blackjack” in Los Angeles. The standard game of “21” was outlawed in California in 1873, but my game was different in that two aces was a “Natural” and technically that made the game “22”, not “21”. The vineyard was planted in 1996 and is named in honor of the game. Our first production vintage was 1997. The Tasting Room opened in 1999. Read less

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Snooth User: KeLuke
171385269
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/09/2009

Tasted the 05 at their tasting room back in October, fell in love, and brought a few bottles home. Still blown away by the outstanding and velvety balance of this wine. Round and full on the palate, this wine melts in your mouth. It's all green and herbal with just a hint of dark red cherries on the finish.


Snooth User: J Gould
14944430
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/12/2009

I tasted this at the winery tasting room and was very impressed (I bought a case!) This wine is mostly Cab Franc, one of my faves, and truly well balanced, full, with a smooth finish. Best with 1 hour decanting.


Snooth User: goldendd
3379668
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/19/2007

I get oak, asparagus, licorice and some herb (I think its oregano or maybe grass) on the nose. A pretty decent finish with more licorice. A solid balanced wine. Thank you Roger.


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/23/2011

See Ken Pollock (Blackjack Ranch Winery) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#23): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: bmckenna
19888488
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 06/16/2009

Absolutely delicious wine. When first opened is all cherry and herbal nose, then moves into deeper fruits (mostly blackcurrant and blackberry) with that same delicious herbal quality. Smooth, if slightly alcoholic, but would be excellent with enough cheese or meat to kill maybe half a percent's worth of alcohol. One of my favorite jammy wines, really quite decadent.



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