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2004 Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 44719-2004

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$155.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($165) Deep ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of black raspberry and violet. Sweet, primary and sophisticated, with a lovely lightness of touch for a 2004. Very fresh cabernet with a building finish featuring suave, rich tannins and outstanding length. From fruit picked under more moderate conditions than the merlot, which came in during the heat spike at the beginning of September.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The dense ruby/purple-colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Estate reveals notes of cocoa, coffee, chocolate and creme de cassis. It cuts a bigger swath across the palate than the Merlot, but with no hard edges. Deeply textured and multidimensional with loads of fruit as well as a flawless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood, this medium to full-bodied, classic Blankiet should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Tight, with spicy currant, herb, cedar, mineral and herbal leather notes. Complex but restrained, this is balanced, yet leaves you hoping for more richness and depth. Needs air.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: RDL
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Big, dense, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark purple color on rim continues with hues of violets and blues throughout the wine bowl. Huge volumes of aromas rise from the glass: blackberry, espresso, graphite, dark chocolate, toffee and cassis. The entry explodes with flavor and then wine opens in the center with weighty richness and finishes with focus. Long finish of black truffle and blackberries.
    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Consumed at home with my El Pollo Loco. This Blankiet is a good wine, but no way is it a 96RP. Smells like a mid-range cabernet, and is very smooth and well rounded. However, it was also a little heavy and tiring to drink by itself. Drank after a 30min decant, but I don't think it's getting any better. Drink it today. Good but not really memorable or complex. I would only buy this again if it were $40.
    Author: johnswu
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Decanted for 80 minutes. Still quite primary. A lot of dark fruit, tannins emerge on the finish. Curious what this will be like in a few years.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Red Sox Fan
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Decanted this one and tasted at pop, an hour in and then three hours in. Wasn't all that tasty until three hours- seemed tight and rather dull fruit. After three hours, it really opened. Perfumed nose with floral notes as well as port and cedar. This wine was a good solid cab, but not exceptional like other Blankiet bottles have been. This is drinking fine now and is unlikely to improve but it will last for another 8+.
    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: DartAdam
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Evolving very nicely.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Tanic and young. Needs time.
    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Tight, with spicy currant, herb, cedar, mineral and herbal leather notes. Complex but restrained, this is balanced, yet leaves you hoping for more richness and depth. Needs air. Best from 2009 through 2013. 1,300 cases made
    Drink Dates: 2012-2014
    Author: JLANDAULA
  • Self | Rating: 94

    We had this as part of a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting on 10/3/09. It was spectacular with a very sweet bouquet of cassis, cherry, raspberry, coffee, toast and baking spice aromas. The palate was very balanced, smooth and dry with flavors that follow the nose. It was fabulous, but still too young.
    Author: Chip
Located in the western hills of Yountville, in the foothills of the Mayacamas range, Blankiet shares a founding date with Arietta. In 1996, the husband and wife team of Claude and Katherine Blankiet, with the aid of viticulturist David Abreu, and winemaker Helen Turley, created a stable of wines that validate the extraordinary terroir of their 16 acres of vineyards. The first eight vintages were made by Turley, but now the winemaking team consists of consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and winemaker Martha McClellan-Levy.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1323 bottles owned
  • 253 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 253 collectors)