2002 Blankiet - Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

($90) Saturated ruby-red. Wonderfully complex, deep aromas of plum, currant, licorice, smoke, dark chocolate and spices. Superconcentrated, round, sweet and creamy, with highly complex flavors of plum, dark chocolate, minerals and leather. This offers breadth and palate coverage rare for merlot that's not grown on the Po merol plateau. The rising finish boasts superb breadth and length. A great California merlot.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/07/2010
Site Blog: mac_h Young (From 2010 To 2020)

Rating: 93
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/15/2013
Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Fantastic nose of flowers, berries, cherry and a bit of soil. It''s delicious but doesn't quite live up to the nose. Very enjoyable and still has lots of life left.

Rating: 93
Author: TMac
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/04/2009
Crimson in color. Low rim variation. Slow legs. Nose of strawberry (?) and a light hint of smoke. Blackberry and light toast on the first taste followed by black currant (cassis). Light/Medium bodied. Silky texture. Short finish.

Rating: 93
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/14/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Succulent dark fruit, chocolate and spice on the nose and palate. Long, soft finish. This still has plenty of life. Think Helen Turley!

Rating: 91
Author: KMS
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/12/2012

Average rating: 95, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1048 bottles owned by 296 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

See other similar producers: David Arthur Vineyards, Robert Craig Wine Cellars, Ramey Wine Cellars

Wine Varietal: Merlot

Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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