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Blackstone Winery Cabernet Sauvignon California Winemaker's Select 2009

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Displays a deep garnet color; the aromatics reveal a fusion of rich, exotic spices, ripe plum and roses. The luscious palate is well balanced with enticing flavors of plum, cherry and spice. The full flavors move beautifully onto a ripe, long-lasting finish.

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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

External Reviews for Blackstone Winery Cabernet Sauvignon California Winemaker's Select

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Displays a deep garnet color; the aromatics reveal a fusion of rich, exotic spices, ripe plum and roses. The luscious palate is well balanced with enticing flavors of plum, cherry and spice. The full flavors move beautifully onto a ripe, long-lasting finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Just red, this wine offers a light, dry mouthful of clean red fruit. Order a glass with a roast beef sandwich and sit back to watch the game.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Country-style, with berry and dust aromas and rough, fruity flavors. It's a bit scoury around the edge, but clean, with a sweet finish. A nice everyday wine at a fair price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Exhibits a brilliant scarlet color; the aromatics reveal a fusion of caramel, black spice and ripe strawberry. The tantalizing palate is balanced with complex flavors of plum, cherry and spice. The robust flavors move with finesse onto a ripe, smooth finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Grapes from the Central Coast provide round, intense cherry and plum flavors. Sonoma County grapes add rich, spicy flavors and the Napa Valley fruit provides depth, concentration and structure.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This onersquo;s produced from vineyards located throughout Californiarsquo;s finest grape growing regions. The vineyards are selected for their unique soils and microclimates. Winemaker Dennis Hill carefully develops each vineyard lot to capture their unique flavors and aromatic qualities. Grapes from the Central Coast provide round, intense cherry and plum flavors; Sonoma County grapes add rich spicy flavors, and the Napa Valley grapes add fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a great wine for the price. It has the character of a fine North Coast Cabernet, with blackcurrant, spiced plum and cherry flavors, firm, sweet tannins and overlay of smoky oak. Turns thin in the middle, but the flavors reprise on the finish. Good value.


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