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
55% Cabernet Sauvignon,
8% Cabernet Franc,
8% Petit Verdot,
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.