1999 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 750ml

1999 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 750ml

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1999 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 95 pts! - 1st Vintage!
I am including this review because the barrel sample of Blankiet's 2000 was one of the single greatest young wines I have ever put in my mouth. There will be about 250 cases. This vineyard is owned by a French couple Claude and Katherine Blankiet who have a 15-acre hillside vineyard overlooking Dominus. Their debut release will be 100 cases of 1999 but they hope production will eventually attain 2500-3000 cases. This vineyard was developed by David Abreu and the wine is made by Helen Turley. When the vineyard is in full production this wine may include as much as 50% Cabernet Franc in the final blend. The 1999 is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with only a touch of Cabernet Franc. It reveals a beautiful blackberry smoke espresso and mineral-scented bouquet. Unctuously-textured and full-bodied with admirable ripeness as well as richness it is a superb debut effort that should last for two decades. Claude Blankiet believes in total dry farming of the vineyard as well as extremely low yields. As a side note he was inspired to hire Helen Turley after tasting one of her Chardonnays ... talk about a good palate. RP

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1999
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Blankiet
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - 1999 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 1st Vintage! I am including this review because the barrel sample of Blankiet's 2000 was one of the single greatest young wines I have ever put in my mouth. There will be about 250 cases. This vineyard is owned by a French couple Claude and Katherine Blankiet who have a 15-acre hillside vineyard overlooking Dominus. Their debut release will be 100 cases of 1999 but they hope production will eventually attain 2500-3000 cases. This vineyard was developed by David Abreu and the wine is made by Helen Turley. When the vineyard is in full production this wine may include as much as 50% Cabernet Franc in the final blend. The 1999 is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with only a touch of Cabernet Franc. It reveals a beautiful blackberry smoke espresso and mineral-scented bouquet. Unctuously-textured and full-bodied with admirable ripeness as well as richness it is a superb debut effort that should last for two decades. Claude Blankiet believes in total dry farming of the vineyard as well as extremely low yields. As a side note he was inspired to hire Helen Turley after tasting one of her Chardonnays ... talk about a good palate. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1999
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Blankiet
Color Red
Production
250 cases

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