Blackstone Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2010

Avg Price: $9.99
3.093359375 5 0.5
Add
92 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

"Our Blackstone Merlot is produced from vineyards located throughout California's finest grape growing regions. At Bl...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
International Wine Shop
Westport, CT (260 mi)
USD 7.99
750ml
Buy Now
Kreston Wines & Spirits
Wilmington, DE (120 mi)
USD 10.99
750ml
Buy Now
See 7 more prices »

Dark purple in the glass. This wine was very fruit-forward and made in the usual big, round California style. Berry fruit flavors predominate on ... Read more

It's nothing special, but it's very smooth, there's nothing to dislike, and a solid merlot at this price. Read more

Cherry and vanillin oak aromas, lead into a palate of vanilla, black fruits, and oak. Perfectly respectable, not very exciting. Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Blackstone Winery Merlot Napa Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/29/2008

Dark purple in the glass. This wine was very fruit-forward and made in the usual big, round California style. Berry fruit flavors predominate on the nose and the palate. Some oak can be found as well. Not overly complex. Medium tannins. The finish lingered for a moment. The alcohol was a little hot in this wine, maybe a result of its youth. We had this wine with a dinner of prime rib, which seemed to complement the wine well enough. I think that the best role for this wine would be a table wine to be enjoyed with food. Good but not outstanding.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/10/2009

It's nothing special, but it's very smooth, there's nothing to dislike, and a solid merlot at this price.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/16/2008

Cherry and vanillin oak aromas, lead into a palate of vanilla, black fruits, and oak. Perfectly respectable, not very exciting.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/16/2008

Something disjointed about this. Earthy and burnt coffee aromas, with a touch of rubber. Cranberry palate, oddly high-toned given the aromas. Doesn't hang together.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/28/2009

Cherry and berry on the nose, bright berry, blackberry on the tongue with a nice oaky finish. Smooth. Nice.


Snooth User: nphillips
24972031
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/21/2010

Wonderful value for the price. You should not be disappointed.


Snooth User: dstickst
19648713
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/11/2009

Blackstone's California Merlot is an acceptable option, though you can probably do a little better for the price. Can be a bit astringent and flat.


1 2 3 4 5

External Reviews for Blackstone Winery Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
03/08/2012

Rich fruit aromas, elegance, supple oak characters and soft tannins. With lifted dark cherry and berry aromas and a touch of spicy clove, this wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The texture is ripe and soft in the mouth, with bright cherry fruit flavors and a soft, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2009 01/07/2011

Rich fruit aromas, elegance, supple oak characters and soft tannins. With lifted dark cherry and berry aromas and a touch of spicy clove, this wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The texture is ripe and soft in the mouth, with bright cherry fruit flavors and a soft, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/21/2011

A huge staff favorite. This wine is soft and packed with cherry flavors, with vanilla notes on the nose and a touch of chocolate on the palate. Pass on dessert: you can just have another glass.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/13/2008

A huge staff favorite. This wine is soft and packed with cherry flavors, with vanilla notes on the nose and a touch of chocolate on the palate. Pass on dessert: you can just have another glass.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting Noteshe Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot offers pleasing aromas of fresh raspberry, black currant, clove and vanilla with a hint of earthiness. The wine is full-bodied with layers of bright red fruit, coffee and clove, finished with nice, well-integrated structure and a velvety mouthfeel. Try serving this soft and silky wine with beef or pork tenderloin, cassoulet, sausage, pizza or beef ravioli.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2006 12/23/2008

Rich fruit aromas, elegance, supple oak characters and soft tannins. With lifted dark cherry and berry aromas and a touch of spicy clove, this wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The texture is ripe and soft in the mouth, with bright cherry fruit flavors and a soft, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDelightful aromas reflect ripe plums, fresh raspberries, summer berries and rose tea. The generous aromas are echoed in the palate, which is supple and well structured with great length of flavors - this is a must have wine for Merlot lovers.


1 2

Ratings & Tags for Blackstone Winery Merlot Napa Valley

rated this wine
4.00 5
2009 02/21/2012

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
2.50 5
2006 06/28/2009

rated this wine
2.50 5
2006 02/28/2011

183504 Snooth User: sscastor
rated this wine
3.00 5
2006 05/24/2009

rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 11/16/2010

rated this wine
2.50 5
2005 03/09/2008

rated this wine
3.00 5
2005 05/16/2008

1 2 3 4 5  ...  8

Winemaker's Notes:

"Our Blackstone Merlot is produced from vineyards located throughout California's finest grape growing regions. At Blackstone, we believe that each appellation contributes unique flavor and structure from the area's soil and climatic conditions. After harvesting the grapes, each vineyard lot is carefully developed to capture its distinctive flavors and aromatic qualities. The signature style of Blackstone is an integrated Merlot with rich fruit; surrounded by elegant creaminess, supple oak flavors and firm tannins. This Merlot is friendly, flavorful and balanced, encouraging the marriage between food and wine. Enjoy at home or in fine restaurants with a variety of flavorful cuisines." - Winemaker

"Our Blackstone Merlot is produced from vineyards located throughout California's finest grape growing regions. At Blackstone, we believe that each appellation contributes unique flavor and structure from the area's soil and climatic conditions. After harvesting the grapes, each vineyard lot is carefully developed to capture its distinctive flavors and aromatic qualities. The signature style of Blackstone is an integrated Merlot with rich fruit; surrounded by elegant creaminess, supple oak flavors and firm tannins. This Merlot is friendly, flavorful and balanced, encouraging the marriage between food and wine. Enjoy at home or in fine restaurants with a variety of flavorful cuisines." - Winemaker

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  10


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Merlot Top Lists








Snooth Media Network