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2008 Blankiet - Prince of Hearts (Paradise Hills Vineyard) Red Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
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 »

IWC 89
WA 90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2011 WA: 2010-2020
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IWC 89
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

(65% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 11% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot; made from declassified barrels): Slightly high-toned aromas of nutty oak, mocha and menthol; at once a tad roasted and peppery. Fat, sweet, lush and open-knit, with the nutty note carrying through on the palate. Can't match the estate's top two bottlings for energy or finesse of tannins--or for consistency of ripeness. But this blend will be enjoyable early.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 192
Drink Dates 2010-2020

The 2008 Prince of Hearts is a 440-case production of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and a small quantity of Petit Verdot. Supple and elegant, it is lighter than its bigger siblings, but reveals a spicy, rich style with notes of burning embers, black cherries, black currants and coffee.

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Author Mucha Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 59.006%
Tasted On 08/28/2012
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Author d-wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 09/29/2011
Drink Dates 2011

drank 9-24-2011

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