Blackstone Winery

California Merlot

8.3190 ratings
8.12 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.0

Medium to deep tawny red. Damp newspaper on the nose. Solid acidity with medium tannins (5.5/10). Light to medium bodied with dried cherries, and a touch of sweet spices. A little dry with a short finish. Past its prime.

Medium to deep tawny red. Damp newspaper on the nose. Solid acidity with medium tannins (5.5/10). Light to medium bodied with dried cherries, and a touch of sweet spices. A little dry with a short finish. Past its prime.

Aug 28th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.2

When your car breaks down and you have 2 hours to kill before the tow truck gets there so you go to Walmart next door and grab a sack of babybel and a bottle of merlot.

When your car breaks down and you have 2 hours to kill before the tow truck gets there so you go to Walmart next door and grab a sack of babybel and a bottle of merlot.

2 people found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
Kathryne Dicus

Really nice aroma. Lush fruit flavor, a short oaky aftertaste.

Really nice aroma. Lush fruit flavor, a short oaky aftertaste.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Kyle Travlos

Medium to low tannins with some harshness at the end. Decent table wine for dinner.

Medium to low tannins with some harshness at the end. Decent table wine for dinner.

Nov 27th, 2017
Jerry D

Good mild spicy

Good mild spicy

Oct 24th, 2017
Stephanie Christin

I think this may be my favorite cheap wine. Fruit forward with blackberry and a smooth finish.

I think this may be my favorite cheap wine. Fruit forward with blackberry and a smooth finish.

Aug 27th, 2017
Anastassia Laskey

Definitely cheap wine but not the worst cheap wine....strong burnt spice finish and it leads with almost nothing. Not a wine I'm personally keen on but it's drinkable.

Definitely cheap wine but not the worst cheap wine....strong burnt spice finish and it leads with almost nothing. Not a wine I'm personally keen on but it's drinkable.

Jun 25th, 2017
Jake Bushart

Great plum and blackberry notes, short spicy finish. Definitely an enjoyable drink

Great plum and blackberry notes, short spicy finish. Definitely an enjoyable drink

Jan 30th, 2017
Paula Strebig

Consistent, berries, mild vanilla finish. Good value. Nice merlot

Consistent, berries, mild vanilla finish. Good value. Nice merlot

Jan 3rd, 2017
Adam Lubin

Very good fruit and dirt notes

Very good fruit and dirt notes

Nov 6th, 2016