2014 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 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: 2016-2026Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 42 bottles owned
- 16 collectors