Blackstone California Zinfandel 2011

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The Blackstone Zinfandel is a true expression of the Zinfandel varietal. The wine has pleasing aromas of dark fruit melded with molasses and vanilla. Intense flavors of plum and raspberry jam prevail on the palate along with distinctive spice and black pepper overtones. A robust mouthfeel is complemented by a well-balanced texture and structure and a long finish. At Blackstone we believe in wines that are friendly, flavorful and balanced, encouraging the marriage between food and wine. Enjoy this wine with marinated and grilled meats, seasoned entrees such as veal with peppercorn sauce, pasta and spicy dishes.

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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

Member Reviews for Blackstone California Zinfandel

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Snooth User: DBolone
43400101
1.50 5
02/12/2008

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: rhondasteve
25501461
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/29/2009

Good basic table wine


Snooth User: CWicklund
3588484
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/20/2010

Very sour tangy start, (not what I want or expect from zin) not smooth on the swallow but not horrible, a blah finish but a very nice after taste.


Snooth User: dinomite
19611550
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/28/2009

Medium sweetness, medium thick, strong raspberry, slight spiciness.


External Reviews for Blackstone California Zinfandel

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Blackstone California Zinfandel is elegant, with spicy aromas of clove and raspberry, and with balanced fruit and acidity in the mouth. This is a complex, full-bodied Zinfandel with mouth-filling flav


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Blackstone Zinfandel is a true expression of the Zinfandel varietal. The wine has pleasing aromas of dark fruit melded with molasses and vanilla. Intense flavors of plum and raspberry jam prevail on the palate along with distinctive spice and black pepper overtones. A robust mouthfeel is complemented by a well-balanced texture and structure and a long finish. At Blackstone we believe in wines that are friendly, flavorful and balanced, encouraging the marriage between food and wine. Enjoy this wine with marinated and grilled meats, seasoned entrees such as veal with peppercorn sauce, pasta and spicy dishes.



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The Blackstone Zinfandel is a true expression of the Zinfandel varietal. The wine has pleasing aromas of dark fruit melded with molasses and vanilla. Intense flavors of plum and raspberry jam prevail on the palate along with distinctive spice and black pepper overtones. A robust mouthfeel is complemented by a well-balanced texture and structure and a long finish. At Blackstone we believe in wines that are friendly, flavorful and balanced, encouraging the marriage between food and wine. Enjoy this wine with marinated and grilled meats, seasoned entrees such as veal with peppercorn sauce, pasta and spicy dishes.

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