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2004 Blankiet - Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard Merlot - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Merlot
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 »

WA 94
IWC 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2017 WA: 2014-2029
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

($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.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 212
Drink Dates 2014-2029

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.

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Author TMac
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.639%
Tasted On 01/23/2012

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.

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Author MondovinoVA
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.701%
Tasted On 08/16/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2020

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.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96%
Tasted On 11/29/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Super rich with chocolate, burnt caramel, slight rubber (less), lush tannin providing moderate to long finish.

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