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USA, Pinot Noir (Red Blend), Blackstone, Winemaker’s Select, Monterey County, 2009

Red Blend of: 83% Pinot Noir, 15% Syrah, and 2% Petite Syrah California AVAs in the bottle = 70% Monterey, 12% Valley South, 9% North Coast, and 9% San Benito County Note: I’ve had almost the full line of “Winemaker’s Select” from Blackstone.  I’m very impressed with the series – as it offers significant value […]

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USA, Chardonnay (with splashes of MB and WR), Blackstone, Winemaker’s Select, Monterrey County, 2009

A white blend of: 93% Chardonnay, 5% Malvasia Bianca, and 2% White Riesling. Note: After 30 minutes she nicely blossomed, in a way that was surprising for the price range. N/ Medium-high oak. Round, yellow fruits. Light hay. Light riverstones. Light confectionary. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Very nice balance of sweetness, acid, and wood work (especially […]

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USA, Merlot, Blackstone, Sonoma Reserve, 2007

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Red Blend of 85% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Ruby Cabernet, and 2% Petite Verdot N/ Developed nicely over an hour. Red berries. Crisp leather. Hay. River stones. T/ Medium  clean. Spiced cranberries. Clean, red berries. Angular for a Merlot. No trace of fuzziness, which is great. Retail =$20 Brilliant -. 90 This was a media […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Blackstone, Winemaker’s Select, 2008

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A red blend of 85% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Syrah, and 5% Syrah. N/ Huge black cherry and raspberry. Earth and pepper. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Dripping berries, sweet cranberries.  Gulpable, yet also has a refined edge.  Long mouthwatering, berry finish. 20 mins after opening was great. No need to wait. For 12$ this is an absolute delight. […]

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USA, Merlot, Blackstone, Winemaker’s Select, 2008

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Red Blend of 78% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 6% Tannat (love that!), 4% Petite Syrah, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Note: Only open this one when you have at least 3 hours post decant / opening available before drinking. After 3 hours this is an amazing “quality to price ratio” Merlot. N/ Pepper marinated ripe plums. Blackberries […]

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