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Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot 2009

Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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The 2009 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot is full of ripe flavors and soft round textures with notes of black cherry, plum, cedar spice, and toasty oak. Oak aging contributes toasty spice and vanilla overtones and plenty of smooth weight to the wine.

Blend: 90% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 5% Malbec

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Blackstone Winery, , California
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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.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

SWS186204_2009 Item# 114031

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