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

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 »

WA 98
WS 82
IWC 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2022 WA: 2022-2052 WS: 2007-2012
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750ml $189.95
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IWC 96
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120

($125) Saturated ruby. Knockout nose combines blueberry pastille, black raspberry, minerals, violet, espresso and sexy oak. Hugely complex, superripe and dry, with flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, mocha, smoke and minerals that reach every nook and cranny of the palate. This is just at the limit of surmaturite (the alcohol here is 14.7%, high for this site but not at all excessive by today's North Coast cabernet standards), but does not cross over the line. Finishes with broad, spreading tannins that reach the front teeth and come across as even lusher than those of the 2002 merlo t.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 201
Drink Dates 2022-2052

This beautiful hillside vineyard is situated behind the Dominus Estate in Yountville. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted seven years ago. Made by Helen Turley when she was the consultant at Blankiet from tightly spaced, steep hillside vineyards planted by her husband, John Wetlaufer, it exhibits a beautiful nose of flowers, high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, chocolate, espresso and blueberries. Extraordinarily young, fresh and fabulously concentrated, this wine still impresses with its intensity, complexity and youthfulness. It will probably not peak in quality for a decade, and has 20-30 years of further aging potential.

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WS 82
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Tough and leathery, with a potent, chewy core of tannins that dominate. The herb, dried currant and stemmy tannic flavors make it questionable as to whether it will ever come around to being pleasurable. Try one before you cellar it. 980 cases made.

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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 95.788%
Tasted On 08/09/2009
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