2003 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 750ml

2003 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 750ml

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2003 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Cabernet - 96+ pts!
Claude and Katherine Blankiet searched many years for a track of land on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Napa Valley with the single vision of producing world class wines. In January of 1996 they had the chance to view an undeveloped hillside above the Napanook vineyard in Yountville that their agent had secured a hold for one day. Without any hesitation, the Blankiets bought the land on the spot and named it Paradise Hills.

 

Paradise Hills Vineyard is located on three volcanic knolls separated by alluvial swells deposited by the creeks draining the mountain range. Soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash to thick clay deposits.  Viticulturist David Abreu and winemaker Helen Turley were brought in to develop Paradise Hills Vineyard into four distinct sections. Each sub-section is distinguished by unique subsoil and microclimate. Moreover, meticulously selected root stocks were grafted with clonal varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot procured from first growth Bordeaux estates.

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2003
Rating 96+ 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

96+ RP - The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Estate (14.5% natural alcohol) enjoyed the same upbringing as the Merlot. Its dark opaque plum/purple color is followed by more restrained aromatics of creme de cassis, vanillin and sweet barbecue/charcoal notes. Full-bodied and rich with more structured, tannic flavors, a sweet mid-palate, a beautiful core of ripe fruit, terrific purity and density, and the great character one expects from this site, it will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades, fulfilling proprietor Claude Blankiet's ambition to make a world-class wine. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2003
Rating 96+ RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Claude & Kathrine Blankiet
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Blankiet Estate  
Winemaker
Graeme MacDonald
Production
600 cases (approx)

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