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Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Sonoma 2007

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Fruit for the 2007 Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was hand harvested at night and delivered cold to the winery. After crushing and cold soaking, the grapes were left on the skins for maceration. Indigenous yeasts and stainless steel were enlisted during the fermentation process in order to extract color and flavor from the skins. Following fermentation,the wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak barrels

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Blackstone:
Sonoma County has always been Blackstone’s home and inspiration. Since our beginning we’ve established a reputation for consistently delivering balanced, reliable wines of uncompromising quality. For nearly 20 years, we’ve cultivated close ties with grape growers and viticulturists throughout Sonoma County. Both our inspiration and our home, Sonoma remains the heart of Blackstone. You’ll find ... Read more
Sonoma County has always been Blackstone’s home and inspiration. Since our beginning we’ve established a reputation for consistently delivering balanced, reliable wines of uncompromising quality. For nearly 20 years, we’ve cultivated close ties with grape growers and viticulturists throughout Sonoma County. Both our inspiration and our home, Sonoma remains the heart of Blackstone. You’ll find the region’s signature style blended into every bottle. As a grape-growing region, Sonoma County is like no other place on earth. With redwood forests, benchlands, hillsides, and nearly 80 miles of majestic coastline, Sonoma offers a wide variety of microclimates, soils, and terrain. This uniquely diverse region supports several different grape varieties but is best known for its lush Merlots and full-bodied Cabernets. Sonoma County is a designated American Viticultural Area (AVA) made up of thirteen distinctly different World-Class wine growing appellations. Each appellation and each vineyard within that appellation contributes something special - it is from this vibrant flavor palate that complex, expressive wines emerge. At Blackstone, we find Sonoma County inspiring. Each different AVA contributes something unique and special to the final blend. Our Sonoma Reserve wines, in particular, exemplify Sonoma’s signature style, and help set the standard carried through to our Winemaker’s Select wines. “Sonoma County is one of the most amazing places in the world to live and make wine,” observes Winemaker Gary Sitton. “There’s no place like it. The immense diversity—from the coastline to the mountains, valleys, and rivers—still leaves me in awe. For me, tapping into this range of growing conditions is fundamental to making beautifully expressive wines from Sonoma County.” From the start, our goal has been to produce smooth, flavorful, harmonious wines with rich fruit, supple texture, and balanced oak. Early on, this approach found its ideal expression in our Merlot, which soon became — and still remains — America’s favorite Merlot. Over the years, the same passion for consistent, balanced wines has expanded to new varieties bearing Blackstone’s trademark label. Our Winemaker’s Select wines are sourced from premier growing regions throughout California, each meticulously selected to contribute certain nuances to the final blend. Drawing from the best parcels in the same areas year after year ensures Winemaker’s Select wines maintain the consistency that is Blackstone’s heritage. Our signature style and quality is elevated in our Sonoma Reserve wines, which are sourced from Sonoma’s world-class vineyards. Each vineyard site contributes distinct characteristics that uniquely define the region. Through it all, Blackstone has stayed true to the approach inspired by our Sonoma roots - to craft wines that complement food and any occasion in which you celebrate the things in life you can count on. Tasting Room Hours: Every day: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Sonoma

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,867
4.00 5
05/06/2010

Purple fruit, earth, marzipan, and white pepper greet the nose, followed by well-judged toasty oak, subtle herb tones and a hint of bitter medicinal root aromas. There is a distinct, almost Dr. pepper quality to the nose here. This is slightly closed on entry but with really nice balance. It’s a rich wine but well focused with slow to emerge inner mouth perfumes of black currant, mocha, and candy licorice. The acidity is very finely balanced, keeping this lively but not poking out at all and the tannins are very finely polished. The black fruit powers through on the long finish which shows touches of licorice, spice, smoky dried meats and bitter red fruit. With a lovely texture, good complexity and fine depth of flavor this compares favorably with wines twice the price. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,867
3.50 5
05/06/2010

On the nose this comes across as pretty fruity at first but slowly elements of tomato leaf, tobacco, briary wood, and toasty marshmallow oak add detail to the jammy blackberry fruit. This is almost silky at first, seamless, and smooth, but the tannins, just a bit fuzzy, quickly give this some mouth grab on the mid-palate. There are smoky nuances and a touch of liquory cassis fruit on the mid-palate with integrated notes of baking spices and a touch of coconut that led to a smooth, soft, slightly spicy finish. The tannins build slowly on the finish here, which also shows a bit more vanilla with air, but this is the sort of slightly rugged yet suave wine that many people are looking for. 88pts


Member Reviews for Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Sonoma

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
06/24/2009

Medicinal, hot, traces of candy liqueur, strawberry jam, and cedar, with floral notes and blueberry honey.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
05/06/2010

For my second tasting, almost a year later, I get less of the medicinal quality, but it's still noticeable. The fruits were spot-on before, and I'm perceiving more chocolate and tobacco elements this go-around. Also cinnamon and nutmeg. It's a bit too alcoholic for me, but otherwise excellent.


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663458
4.00 5
06/24/2009

Luscious ripe dark fruits on the nose. Maybe a hint of spice. Pow! Tannic at first tasted. Hot. Some spice.


3.00 5
05/06/2010

Tobacco leaves and plum aromas with a bit of pencil shavings. Flavors are tart and acidic, well balanced with good blackberry fruit, leather and a medium finish.


3.50 5
05/06/2010

Sage and maple on the nose. Very nice. Dry and earthy, with good blackberry and a bit of tar on the finish. A nice clean wine, with a bit of sweetness and a creamy finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
05/06/2010

Lots of alcohol on the nose, and peppery, with nutmeg and tea leaf. Charred oak toward the finish of the aroma. The mouth is rich, well balanced, and complexed, with smoked meat and blackberry. If you like bolder wines, I recommend it.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
06/24/2009

A crazy blend - almost like a greatest hits of my favorite grapes. The big exuberance of a cab with the spiciness of a syrah, and if I try real hard can taste some petite syrah. Just lots of fun.


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Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon displays a beautiful aromatic nose of baking spices, toasted oak, and chocolate. A hint of subtle cherry makes way for powerful flavors of plum and currant on the palate. A full-bodied wine with ripe flavors in the mouth, this wine is full of complexities that morph from the bottle to the glass. The soft tannins and structure of the Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon make it an ideal match for food. Try this wine with duck, wild game, or dishes with mushrooms.

Fruit for the 2007 Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was hand harvested at night and delivered cold to the winery. After crushing and cold soaking, the grapes were left on the skins for maceration. Indigenous yeasts and stainless steel were enlisted during the fermentation process in order to extract color and flavor from the skins. Following fermentation,the wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak barrels

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Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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