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  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

Review by Robert M. Parker Jr (98p)

The 2013 Proprietary Red, which is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is another prodigious effort from Blankiet. Inky purple, with notes of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, espresso bean, blackberry and cassis, the wine hits the palate with a crescendo of blue and black fruits, a touch of toast, licorice and foresty notes. Stunningly rich, full-bodied and impressive, this wine will age for at least 30 more years. It is hard to believe that Claude Blankiet’s first vintage was 1999. Of course, this is a fabulous vineyard that also looks marvelous from the famous Route 29. This is pure Yountville AVA on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just above the valley floor vineyard of Christian Moueix’s Dominus. Blankiet’s blends are made by Denis Malbec, who also works not too far away as the consultant for Kapcsandy. These wines often need time in bottle to show their character, and I thought the 2012s performed even better than they did from barrel. The 2013s look incredible as well. These may be Blankiet’s two greatest vintages to date, even eclipsing the 2001s and 2002s.

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Our Bordeaux Medoc blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is sheer power in a silk glove.

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The 2010 Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard (84.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; 14.5% alcohol; pH 3.8) is more reserved than the 2009, but it reveals enormous promise. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by hints of charcoal embers, camphor, incense, licorice and exceptionally pure quantities of creme de cassis, blackberries and smoky barbecue. Deep with superb concentration and a massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or astringency, this exceptionally pure 2010 can be enjoyed over the next 25-30+ years. (RP)

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Blankiet 2013 / Decanted two hour. Dark and deep red! Very complex and developing nose – creme de cassis, cedar, cigar, lead pencil. Rich full-bodied taste stands out being very ripe and intense but at the same time somehow very elegant. Ripe pure cassis flavours are married with lovely velvety tannins and delicate acidity. Very vigorm but refined and stylish – modern Napa style with elegant voluptuousness. Extremely well-balanced long aftertaste. Aristocratic wine already: 96 points.
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California, Napa Valley

Other wines from this producer

Blanket Estate Mythicus

Blankiet Estate Rive Droite

Proprietary Red

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 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills 2013  ( Blankiet Estate )

The 2010 Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard (84.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; 14.5% alcohol; pH 3.8) is more reserved than the 2009, but it reveals enormous promise. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by hints of charcoal embers, camphor, incense, licorice and exceptionally pure quantities of creme de cassis, blackberries and smoky barbecue. Deep with superb concentration and a massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or astringency, this exceptionally pure 2010 can be enjoyed over the next 25-30+ years. (RP)

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 Michelle Harrison, Wine Collector (United States)  tasted  Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills 2013  ( Blankiet Estate )

"Blankiet 2013 / Decanted two hour. Dark and deep red! Very complex and developing nose – creme de cassis, cedar, cigar, lead pencil. Rich full-bodied taste stands out being very ripe and intense but at the same time somehow very elegant. Ripe pure cassis flavours are married with lovely velvety tannins and delicate acidity. Very vigorm but refined and stylish – modern Napa style with elegant voluptuousness. Extremely well-balanced long aftertaste. Aristocratic wine already: 96 points. "

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