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2002 Blankiet - Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2022 VF: 2004-2017
2 for sale

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
Author DartAdam
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/18/2013
Drink Dates 2014-2022

Nose of prune, plum and licorice plus a bit of soft alcohol. This has tannins front to back with notes on the front and the back of the tongue. This was built to age. Fruit is ripe and mature and the color is dark purple. Quite tasty, refined and elegant. Nuanced rather than powerful. I like this wine but I guess I'm still thinking it needs more time in spite of friends and critics suggesting its peaking now. I'd like to see the tannins mellow a bit more and expose the fruit. We've saved half the bottle and I will amend the notes if tomorrow is substantially different.

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Author DrinkBeHappy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 10/21/2011
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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.997%
Tasted On 08/09/2009
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