Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Rubric Blend 2007

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$26.99
Item No. 108421
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Valley, and Alexander Valley were sources for the 2007 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Rubric. These top appellations in Sonoma County yield vibrant red grapes with lots of rich and complex flavor. Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley are typically warm weather regions. Microclimates and mineral-rich soil throughout both regions produce intense and powerful wines. Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Valley produce grapes with complexity and richness. The maritime climate of the Sonoma Coast allows a longer hang time resulting in vivacious acidity.

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Tannat, 5% Merlot, 3% Petite Sirah.
The 2007 Blackstone Sonoma Rubric blend exhibits aromas of cherry, anise, dried herbs, and tobacco on the nose. These lively aromas intertwine seamlessly with flavors of blackberry pie, caramel, and subtle notes of coffee on a mouth-filling palate. Firm tannins provide balance and lead to a long, lingering finish. Lamb steaks with potatoes, beef carpaccio, or a cheddar cheese potato gratin are the perfect accompaniment for the Sonoma Reserve Rubric.

Learn About Blackstone Map ItMap It

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

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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