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2004 Blankiet Estate Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 81764-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($115; includes 10% cabernet franc) Deep, complex nose combines plum syrup, violet, tobacco, licorice, minerals and game; there's something quite Bordeaux-like about this. Dry, broad, suave and seamless, with complicating hints of black olive and smoke. This is wonderfully full without being at all heavy. Finishes long and ripe. This will go truffley with bottle aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2004 Merlot Paradise Hills Estate offers a big, sweet kiss of cassis, kirsch, spice and spring flowers. Rich, medium to full-bodied and seemingly close to full maturity, it is easily capable of lasting 10-15+ years. The aromatics smell just like a great Pomerol.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    1/23/2012 We were little disappointed in this bottle tonite. Didn't have the usual Blankiet complexity. Seemed rather one-dimensional and perhaps a little astringent. The nose was a beautiful blend of mocha, vanilla bean, and dark black berries. The body was a little thin - perhaps we opened too early? Though it didn't improve with time. Finish was nice but not stellar. Overall this a fine bottle but never reached the level of outstanding. We had this with chicken cordon bleu and stir fried sweet spicy eggplant.
    Author: TMac
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Earth, spice and cherries on the nose with a dominant dose of oak. Starting to show secondary notes of tobacco and leather but still very primal. Mouth is full bodied for a merlot with ample tannin.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: MondovinoVA
  • Self | Rating: 95

    fantasticaly structured wine
    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Super rich with chocolate, burnt caramel, slight rubber (less), lush tannin providing moderate to long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2015
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 789 bottles owned
  • 153 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 153 collectors)