Blackstone Winery Pinot Grigio California 2008

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Blackstone Pinot Grigio presents a beautiful floral bouquet followed by delicate, yet vibrant flavors of citrus, apple, and lemon. This light, aromatic wine has a long, full finish that pairs deliciously with grilled prawns with broccoli, sushi, or seared halibut, and enjoy with friends to complete the table.

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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 Pinot Grigio California

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
05/16/2009

Lots of lush melon, apple, and straw aromas and flavors. Lush and round, but not out of balance. For those who like their PG full-bodied and aromatic.


Snooth User: Peter Choy
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3.00 5
11/03/2010

Pale yellow with medium nose intensity. Youthful with pear, honey and white flower notes. Medium+ acidity and body with a good palate matching well with the nose in flavor. Good quality, mid-priced, ready to drink and can keep.


Snooth User: athenah
46264964
2.00 5
04/23/2010

Two glasses



Tasting Notes:

The Blackstone 2008 Winemaker Select Pinot Grigio is a blend of premium fruit sourced from high-quality winegrowing regions through out California. Following the Blackstone philosophy that various microclimates can contribute unique and complex flavors to our wines, the 2008 Pinot Grigio is a unique blend of multiple old world varietals from diverse terroirs. Carefully selected grapes from such acclaimed vineyard sites as Terra Vento, San Bernabe, Alta Loma, and Vista Verde, ensured that the wine would not only have structure and body, but also complex flavors and a crisp, delicate palate. The 2008 growing season was longer than usual, with an extended harvest. The year started out very dry and cold and bud break occurred later than usual. Thankfully, mid-May brought warmer temperatures. Despite the early heat spell, summer fluctuated between extreme highs and cooler periods. The typical Monterey coastal winds helped temper these swings, allowing grapes to achieve an optimum level of ripeness. Harvest began in early September and continued through October, ending the growing season on a high note. Mindful of both the fragility of the grapes as well as the fluctuations in the growing season, the grapes were night harvested. After pressing, the grapes underwent fermentation in 100% stainless steel, allowing the flavors to cleanly integrate. The resulting wine is crisp, clean, and well balanced. Our 2008 Blackstone Winemaker Select Pinot Grigio has a lovely palate, with bright fruit flavors and nice acidity. This pretty wine with notes of pear and lemon has a lovely full-bodied finish. Try pairing it with grilled fish, seafood pasta, or any dish with crab or fennel.

Blackstone Pinot Grigio presents a beautiful floral bouquet followed by delicate, yet vibrant flavors of citrus, apple, and lemon. This light, aromatic wine has a long, full finish that pairs deliciously with grilled prawns with broccoli, sushi, or seared halibut, and enjoy with friends to complete the table.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.33
Total Acidity: 7.0 grams per liter

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