Blankiet Estate

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paul K
9.4

Super interesting night. — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2013 👍👍👍

Kapcsándy Family Winery

State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Rosé 2012

For the price point I was expecting much more, blankiet rose is the way to go at this💰 — 9 months ago

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Had a 13 a few years back. Definitely one of my favorite domestic roses. 
James Cahill

James Cahill

Used to be on the Kapcsandy list / Club but their wines are just not worthy of the prices they want to charge. Well made wines but way over priced and low QPR each and every vintage.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Auction only on Kapcsandy, release is ridiculous

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Shay A
9.5

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

This was only one year off from the Blankiet of being the youngest wine on the table, but it seemed so much younger than that. Compared to the ‘97 Insignia on the table, similarities abounded. Baking spices, soft/bruised plum, blackberries, even some blue fruit peeking through. Oak was more noticeable and it was decidedly more tannic and dense from start to finish (even when it had been decanted for 8hrs). Very surprised (in a good way) that this is 18yr Old Napa Cab...no rush here. I called this mid-‘00s Napa Cab.
— 2 years ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Served blind, the fourth of 5 red wines poured and served between the 1997 Ornellaia Masseto and a 2002 Blankiet Paradise Hills. I guessed this was an 08/9 Macchiole Italian Merlot, definitely believed it was one of the younger reds on the table, so at least I guessed that! Powerful dried black herbs and fruitcake spice. Really nice medicinal black cherry and blackberry nose. Still rather astringent on the finish for having been opened at 4:30am today. Still a lot of chewy, youthful sweet oak. This one went better with the grilled broccoli and potatoes and did not go as well with the New York strip loin. Definitely good, but this and the 5th wine (a 2002 Blankiet Paradise Hills) were both overshadowed by the first three wines (97 Insignia, 98 Haut Brion and 98 Ornellaia Masseto). From a very good 2001 Napa vintage, this one was good but wasn't a contender for the gold, silver or bronze medal.
9.4
Hugh O'Riordan

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Amazing tasting and review

Blankiet Estate

Prince of Hearts Rosé Merlot 2018

Nice and crisp — 3 months ago

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Blankiet Estate

Rive Droite Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Opened 5 years too early. Amazing potential with great layered complexity. Wait a few years for the pine to burn off. — 5 months ago

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I think so. Cheers

Bodega Catena Zapata

Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec 2006

Feminine and delicate, needed 30 mins to come together but wow, dark red floral bouquet with pencil lead. Roasted vanilla and espresso with black fruit and the finest tannins, fully resolved. Bordeaux vibe but New World. Blind I would’ve called Napa, maybe an old Blankiet in a good year. Phenomenal, drink up. — a year ago

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Awesome. Great notes.
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Really good at this age.

L'Aventure

Estate Cuvée Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2012

So, as I understand it this one was about 50 Syrah, 30cab, and the balance PV. Good wine, and apparently was opened up yesterday and decanted for quite a few hours before being served toeday. Immediately the front hits you with that Paso Syrah fruit. Blackberry, spiced cinnamon cake, herbal middle. The finish shows tamed acidity and definitely some oxidation likely in part due to the decant times but was showing some pepper and spiced fruitcake. This wine almost seemed to have a bit of an oxidized quality on the finish. IMO, the 20 percent PV and 30% cab really don't show until the very back. The fruit is definitely ample, and it wins that award hands-down with exception to the 2011 Morlet that outdid it in the youthful fruit / jammy fruit category. Finished with lots of oak like the 2008 Blankiet. This one still has 10 years ahead of it easily but was good to enjoy tonight. — 4 years ago

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Blankiet Estate

Prince of Hearts Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Year in and year out a great second wine. Solid for a -17 to boot. — 3 months ago

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Eric

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I have and it is awesome! Worth a try for sure.
Laith A

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@Shay A Blankiet’s rose is probably the best I’ve ever had.. so complex with layers of unexpected flavors!!
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@Laith A : Good to know. Antica Terra and Andremily are easily my top two. Definitely made in the bigger style, and rosé made with purpose instead of an afterthought. I’ll have to seek out some Blankiet.

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine 2014

My fault for letting that humidity get to the red paper that wrapped the bottle. Damage only limited to the label, thankfully. Concentrated red and blue fruit. Focused on the palate with a long finish. Tannins are really integrated and this bottle is 100% pleasure! — a year ago

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Erba Mountainside Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2010 Erba Cabernet Sauvignon is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon,7.5% Merlot,3.5% Cab Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, crafted by Denis Malbec - bless his soul - also known for Blankiet, owned by Paul Erba, all sourced from their mountain side vineyards ranging from 1100-1500 ft, on the peak next to Atlas Peak. 2010-2012 was Denis Malbec, and 2012-present is now Russell Bevan.
Beautiful wine for the value, and a bit of a sleeper! 2010 is still tight and young, and will attest time - will age like the best of mountain style wines.

Aromas of black plum skins, gravel dust, mashed blueberries and lavender, pencil box, espresso, black pepper, and leather. The pallet is dark, clean, and focused like St. Julien, but more fruit forward, exhibiting notes of casis, delicious red apple skins, dried cherries, bell pepper, clove, nutmeg, olive, smoked herbs, vanilla, and a bit of grippy tannin to the finish. For $90, this stuff is excellent. Can't wait to try the 2012 made by Russell Bevan! Paul Erba told me that he will be producing a single vineyard wine from Paul Erba's property next year as well! Glad to have this in my cellar.
— 4 years ago

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