Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3315 ratings
9.371 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Needs years to come together.

Needs years to come together.

Aug 16th, 2018
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9.8

The 2015 Proprietary Red is a model of total elegance and finesse. Lifted and aromatically expressive, but also quite deep, the 2015 is another wine that is surprisingly fresh and vibrant. Aromatically expressive and nuanced, the 2015 is silky and plush on the palate, yet also remains remarkably tight on its feet. This is one of the most exquisitely beautiful, riveting wines I have tasted from Claude and Katherine Blankiet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2015 Proprietary Red is a model of total elegance and finesse. Lifted and aromatically expressive, but also quite deep, the 2015 is another wine that is surprisingly fresh and vibrant. Aromatically expressive and nuanced, the 2015 is silky and plush on the palate, yet also remains remarkably tight on its feet. This is one of the most exquisitely beautiful, riveting wines I have tasted from Claude and Katherine Blankiet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

Apr 13th, 2018
David L

05' Blankiet Paradise Hills. Last year for this label...don't miss it. This is also the last year they made a 100% CAB. A 1 hour + decanting. Dark ruby-red in color. The full-bodied wine has some grace and finesse. Black fruits, black coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf. Concentrated & firm tannins, with nice structured acidity. The wine is relatively youthful for an 05'. Many years in front of it… 10+

05' Blankiet Paradise Hills. Last year for this label...don't miss it. This is also the last year they made a 100% CAB. A 1 hour + decanting. Dark ruby-red in color. The full-bodied wine has some grace and finesse. Black fruits, black coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf. Concentrated & firm tannins, with nice structured acidity. The wine is relatively youthful for an 05'. Many years in front of it… 10+

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

More and more finding myself in disagreement with "Bob" I think he is right on this one (RP 96-98).
I doubt it's going to improve for 30 years but it is certainly in a great spot now and the next 5 years.
GREAT WINE!!!

More and more finding myself in disagreement with "Bob" I think he is right on this one (RP 96-98).
I doubt it's going to improve for 30 years but it is certainly in a great spot now and the next 5 years.
GREAT WINE!!!

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Sexy nose and elegant palate. Dark cherries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, black berries, cranberry, sweet spice, fine grainy volcanic minerals, medium tannins, red roses, understated and soft baking spices, sweet spice, perfect acid, balance, tension, length and a beautiful long dry finish.

Sexy nose and elegant palate. Dark cherries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, black berries, cranberry, sweet spice, fine grainy volcanic minerals, medium tannins, red roses, understated and soft baking spices, sweet spice, perfect acid, balance, tension, length and a beautiful long dry finish.

Jan 14th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Had it all

Had it all

Dec 9th, 2016
Stephen Carney

2009

Jun 13th, 2016
David L

06' Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard.
60% Cabernet 40% Merlot. 100 % New Oak. First year the label didn't say Cabernet Sauvignon. This was also the first year Martha McClellan was the winemaker. Maybe these two things had to do with the label change🤔.

Decanted for 2 hours. It's a BABY... There's no way this wine is 10 years old!?! Big & bold wine. Dark ruby red in color. Rich dark chocolate, ripe cherry, dark plum skins, little spice. 15+ years in it! Great 06'! I've had a few very good 2006's as of late.

06' Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard.
60% Cabernet 40% Merlot. 100 % New Oak. First year the label didn't say Cabernet Sauvignon. This was also the first year Martha McClellan was the winemaker. Maybe these two things had to do with the label change🤔.

Decanted for 2 hours. It's a BABY... There's no way this wine is 10 years old!?! Big & bold wine. Dark ruby red in color. Rich dark chocolate, ripe cherry, dark plum skins, little spice. 15+ years in it! Great 06'! I've had a few very good 2006's as of late.

Mar 28th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

A $200 bottle that I actually think is worth it. Really masterful display of full mouthfeel, not overbearing nor lacking, and such an incredibly precise amount of oak influence that could only be described as a perfectly integrated use. I tasted this wine and said to myself "I bet this is a 96 Parker." Whatever that means anymore... Lovely wine that has exceptional control and restraint.

A $200 bottle that I actually think is worth it. Really masterful display of full mouthfeel, not overbearing nor lacking, and such an incredibly precise amount of oak influence that could only be described as a perfectly integrated use. I tasted this wine and said to myself "I bet this is a 96 Parker." Whatever that means anymore... Lovely wine that has exceptional control and restraint.

Feb 27th, 2016
Molly Brooks

2009 was a red velvet cushioned chaise lounge. Upholstered, luscious sexiness. #napa #cabernetsauvignon #blankiet

2009 was a red velvet cushioned chaise lounge. Upholstered, luscious sexiness. #napa #cabernetsauvignon #blankiet

Jun 26th, 2015