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Blackstone Winery Chardonnay Monterey County Winemaker's Select 2007

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Aromas of vanilla, créme brulée, pineapple, and pear tart emerge and complement zesty lemon, green apple, and toasty oak flavors.

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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 Winery Chardonnay Monterey County Winemaker's Select

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.00 5
11/19/2008

Acetone notes on first pour. Pale, almost translucent in color. Pear and lemon pith in the very faint aromas, with an oaky vanillin midpalate and finish. Turns buttery as it warms.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.00 5
11/19/2008

White jasmine and some alcohol in the aromas, along with some apple. Apple, creme fraiche, and vanillin oak in the flavors. The oak becomes more pronounced in the finish. As the wine warms, there are more peach aromas and flavors.


Snooth User: mousking1
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3.50 5
03/09/2010

starts with the flavor of peach that is quickly overcome by a long flavor of pineapple. the finish has a definite note of spice, most likely black pepper.


Snooth User: dinomite
19611550
4.50 5
06/28/2009

Dry, slight oak, slight tannin, strong vanilla flavor.


External Reviews for Blackstone Winery Chardonnay Monterey County Winemaker's Select

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This isn't a bad price for a nice, everyday Chardonnay with some pleasant peach, lemon rind, pineapple and vanilla-oaky flavors that finish clean and dry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Offers generous texture and fine intensity to the fruit salad, ripe pear and lemon-lime flavors. Vanilla tones linger on the tangy finish. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Rich and vibrant in acid-accented lime, peach, pink grapefruit and tangerine flavors, this creamy, smooth Chard is partly barrel fermented, which gives it a toasty, buttery edge.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

There's some richness in this well-made wine, which is showing peach and tropical fruit flavors, with vanilla and toast accents. Finishes a bit astringent, calling for rich shellfish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tropical aromas settle into forward flavors of ripe pear and crisp apple, with undertones of vanilla cream, butterscotch and toasted oak, resulting in a clean finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Roasted lemon flavors are focused, with hints of pineapple and spice and a juicy tang.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright pineapple and lemon drop fruit, with toasty, vanilla oak and fresh anise and other herbs that bring zest to the finish. Drink now.



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