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- tw - 03-25-2005 04:37 PM

I am still new to the whole wine scene so my wine vocab is very slim. Just wanted to say that this was a very good merlot for the price at about $10-$12. Decanted for about 20 minutes prior to serving and had with it a nice hand tossed pizza from the local pizza joint.

- Innkeeper - 03-25-2005 05:11 PM

Good choice.

- Kcwhippet - 03-25-2005 05:13 PM

Just based on my experience, I think you may like a Bogle Merlot at about the same price. I just like it a whole lot better than Blackstone.

- winoweenie - 03-25-2005 06:31 PM

I 2nd thae Bogle KC. WW

- tw - 03-25-2005 07:26 PM

I have a bottle of that in my wine fridge I'll have to crack it open and let ya know what i think.


- californiagirl - 03-26-2005 01:38 AM

I'll 3rd the Bogle- better consistency than the Blackstone. I find the Blackstone tastes like it's been watered down.

- winoweenie - 03-26-2005 09:24 AM

Probably sent from the shyster operaton in Mass that adds aqua to ebberthin'. WW [img][/img]

- GreggJ - 04-04-2005 01:21 PM

Agreed, Blackstone is my aunts "house wine" she buys it by the case and is the only wine available when I visit. Any how while heading that way for easter I brought 3 bottles of the Boggle and forced her to serve them along with her trusty Blackstone, General Consensus of a group of 10-12 at least 80% preferred the Boggle. Interesting tidbit.

Blackstone is a good value however, I feel that, the Boggle and the Sebastiani both in the 10-13 range are of a little higher quality.

- wondersofwine - 04-04-2005 01:42 PM

At one tasting I liked the Napa Blackstone Merlot much better than the "California" one. These notes probably refer to the California Merlot.

- GreggJ - 04-04-2005 02:08 PM


Correct, I was referring to the Blackstone Cal.

Never had the pleasure of the Napa.

- TheEngineer - 04-05-2005 05:49 PM

Thanks for the headsup. I just picked up a few bottles of Bogle at a new place across from my work. $10.99 per bottle and I'll post when I open. Unfortunately travelling much over next two weeks....fortunately getting back to Vancouver and Toronto so that I can pick up so stuff....

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