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Blackstone Winery Merlot Sonoma County 2008

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Delightful 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.

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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 Merlot Sonoma County

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
3.50 5
02/21/2012

Smells like sweet and tart plums. Very fruity wine with mild oaky tannins that shows. Sweet but not too much such that it is very easy to keep drinking. A decent merlot for a great price.


Snooth User: nyskiya
70202025
3.50 5
01/12/2011

Like this wine, very much. Drink with a Nice dinner. you will enjoy it.


3.50 5
10/30/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Blackstone Winery Merlot Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Soft and supple, with spice, black cherry and pomegranate flavors that fold into fresh herb and cedar notes. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Has mocha and vanilla flavors, but also an edge of sourness. It's plump in the mouth, with soft tannins; oak is heavy on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Wonderfully delicious year after year, the 2000 Blackstone is filled with ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, a core of toasty oak, and a silky mouthfeel. The mild tannins and somewhat off-dry finish make this a great choice by itself or paired with grilled vegetables or classic roast chicken.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Simple, but round, with currant, plum and herbal tones framed by vanilla. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

For those everyday purposes when you need a dry, balanced and full-bodied red. this is a good choice. It has pleasant flavors of plums, blackberries and spice, with a chocolaty finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Rich fruit aromas, elegance, supple oak character 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A rich wine with a smooth texture and ripe fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and vanilla cream; a real crowd pleaser.


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Delightful 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.

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