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2014 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard


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SKU: 215080-2014-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The 2014 Rive Droite, which is their Right Bank homage to Pomerol, is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. They make 420 cases of this wine, but the 2014 seems somewhat disappointing based on my previous barrel tastings of it. It seemed slightly disjointed, fresh, soft, easygoing and consumer friendly, but largely uninspiring. That's a surprise given the number of fabulous wines that have been produced at Blankiet Estates since 1999. Drink it over the next decade.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2026
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 42 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors