2005 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

2005 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Magnum - 1500ml

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2005 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Magnum - 95+ 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 2005
Rating 95+ RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Blankiet
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95+ RP - The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (1,200 cases) reveals a chocolatey espresso roast note with mocha, blackberry and cassis, high tannins, but full body, superb concentration, purity, and an almost Graves-like scorched earth character. This wine needs 3-4 years of bottle age, and should last 25-30 years. Perhaps the finest wine yet made at Blankiet is the spectacular 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 combines the extraordinary power of this site with unbelievable elegance and definition. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to abundant aromas of smoky oak, blackberries, cassis, scorched earth, and coffee. This powerful, rich, super-pure, deep Cabernet's finish lasts 45-50 seconds. It will require 2-4 years of bottle age, and should last for 20-30 years. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2005
Rating 95+ RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Claude & Kathrine Blankiet
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Blankiet Estate  
Winemaker
Graeme MacDonald
Production
1300 cases (approx)

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