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2003 Blankiet - Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard Merlot - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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 »

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96
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2015 VF: 2005-2013
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
Author Doug
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 01/04/2014
Drink Dates 2006-2016
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Author KMS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 02/08/2013
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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 04/09/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Awesome, smooth and polished. Who knew you could do this with California merlot?

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.7%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2010 To 2020)

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.383%
Tasted On 01/28/2010
Drink Dates 2008-2015

wow. Blueberry and chocolate on the nose. This is putting on weight and complexity since last year. There is a note of olives along with the rich dark fruit. Long finish.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.602%
Tasted On 12/23/2008

Still youthful with soft, round tannic and moderately long finish. Fruit is intense yet balanced. One of the best California Merlots.

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