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2009 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot, Sonoma County, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $15   To: $18

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012 Silver
The Dallas Wine Competition 2012 Bronze
Long Beach Grand Cru 2011 Silver
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Price History for 2009 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot, Sonoma County, USA
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Grape Variety: Merlot

Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world, and in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Sonoma County wine region

    Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

    Viticulturally speaking, Sonoma County is divided into three distinct sections: Sonoma Valley, Northern Sonoma and Sonoma Coast. Each of these has its own AVA title and encompasses several sub-AVAs within its boundaries.

    Sonoma Valley is located in the county's south-eastern corner, and effectively mirrors the shape and orientation of Napa Valley just across the Mayacamas Mountains. It encompasses ... more

  • North Coast wine region

    California's North Coast AVA is vast, covering more than 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) of land to the north of San Francisco. Its large size should not be taken as an indicator of low quality or a lack of regional identity, however – the area is home to some of the wine world's most valuable and distinctive real estate. The Napa Valley, ... more

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