Black Stone Pinot Noir Review

Hello, all.  Since some of my passion and energy goes toward enjoying and tasting wine, I will start a new blog where I share my experiences with a different, affordable red wine each week.  

Since I don’t have that blog started, here’s the first post in the wine review series.

Let me start by saying that I prefer my wine the same way I like my coffee, so dark that I can’t see much through it.  Since I sent my lackey (just kidding, hubby volunteered) to the liquor store yesterday, the helpful clerk there selected a Pinot Noir.  Let me back up.

I have a friend who works at the liquor store who suggested a Pinot Noir for me because it would go with everything and anything.  I need this flexibility in wine because sometimes I have a glass while I make dinner.  Sometimes, I have a glass with dinner, and sometimes, I have a glass after dinner.  I need something that will go with everything and nothing, so we landed on a Pinot Noir.  No, I don’t have three glasses of wine in one night.  I have one.  Since my friend wasn’t there yesterday for hubby to bother, I ended up with Black Stone 2006 Pinot Noir from Woodbridge, California which cost about $13.  

I’m open to trying different wines, so here goes.  The Black Stone Pinot Noir is light in taste and color.  It looks like a ruby in the sun.  It tastes like earthy cherries in a tea leaf sort of way.  It would go well with light or dark meat, even pasta or pizza, like I made last night.  

The label says that it has flavors of vanilla, tea, and cherries, but I do not taste the vanilla.  I can smell vanilla in the wine.  What an interesting combination of grapes and cherries in the glass.  Hubby, who does not like red wine, said it tasted good.  I think I am safe in saying that this wine would appeal to picky drinkers or white wine drinkers.  

As for me, I hope to drink a wine that I have stronger feelings for next week.  On a normal day, I want a dark, complex, smooth wine, usually a Malbec, Cabernet, or Shiraz.  I believe I will review the Alamos Malbec from Argentina soon.  I could do it now from memory, but it would be so much better to review it while enjoying it.  

Bon vin,


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2 Responses to Black Stone Pinot Noir Review

  1. sideon says:

    I’ve always enjoyed the very yummy BV – the Cabernet or Merlot. Open the bottle and let it breathe for a good 1/2 hour, then pour and enjoy.

    In my younger days I never waited to let the wine breathe.

    Now that I’m so much older and wiser… Nevermind.

    Good wine, and it’s under $15.00/bottle.

  2. lynnblossom says:

    OOOOOOOoooooooo! I want some! I actually just bought Yellow Tail Merlot and Chardonney which are also pretty good and reasonable. The liquor store had them on sale, so I bought two each.

    That will last me easily a month or so.

    Loves and slurps,

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