Blankiet Estate

Prince of Hearts Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2357 ratings
9.156 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Seemed an appropriate bottle for our anniversary... and a very tasty one too. Medium bodied and delicious, this wine disappeared rather quickly.

Seemed an appropriate bottle for our anniversary... and a very tasty one too. Medium bodied and delicious, this wine disappeared rather quickly.

Aug 18th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 63% Cab Sauv & 28% Merlot with rest Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and licorice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy notes. Well balanced, medium acidity, fine ripe tannins long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty spice! Nice!

Blend of 63% Cab Sauv & 28% Merlot with rest Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and licorice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy notes. Well balanced, medium acidity, fine ripe tannins long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty spice! Nice!

Feb 5th, 2021
Craig Stanfield

Really good. Maybe unfair to rate right on opening.

Really good. Maybe unfair to rate right on opening.

Jun 8th, 2018
Cody Short

Quite good for 2011. Decanted 5 hrs and checked along the way. Really mellowed out and improved over that time. Very nice QPR

Quite good for 2011. Decanted 5 hrs and checked along the way. Really mellowed out and improved over that time. Very nice QPR

Apr 15th, 2018
Charles Rivas

This wine is coming along nicely now. Big and bold, with a lengthy finish. Can't wait to try it in again in 5 years.

This wine is coming along nicely now. Big and bold, with a lengthy finish. Can't wait to try it in again in 5 years.

Oct 18th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

I know that PofH seems to be a darling with wine critics and has the reputation of a great 2nd label/QPR from Napa at around $70.

I may be swimming against the stream here but having recently opened 2009/10/11/12 I must admit to being a tiny bit underwhelmed.
I even have difficulties recognizing varietal characters aligned with Napa.

Perhaps I shall just pop them on the earlier side...??

I know that PofH seems to be a darling with wine critics and has the reputation of a great 2nd label/QPR from Napa at around $70.

I may be swimming against the stream here but having recently opened 2009/10/11/12 I must admit to being a tiny bit underwhelmed.
I even have difficulties recognizing varietal characters aligned with Napa.

Perhaps I shall just pop them on the earlier side...??

Aug 18th, 2017
Brian Szluk

Needs more time in the bottle.

Needs more time in the bottle.

Jul 16th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

15% alc.

Martha McClellan's last vintage there so this was blended/bottled under Denis Malbec.

Big, voluptuous and high-octane true to Martha's style, I have the feeling Denis was trying his best to pull it in a more elegant direction.

15% alc.

Martha McClellan's last vintage there so this was blended/bottled under Denis Malbec.

Big, voluptuous and high-octane true to Martha's style, I have the feeling Denis was trying his best to pull it in a more elegant direction.

Jul 15th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

;-)
(Please keep trash-talking the 2011-vintage from Napa and I'll cross my fingers that I win the Lotto so I can stock up).
GREAT wine!

;-)
(Please keep trash-talking the 2011-vintage from Napa and I'll cross my fingers that I win the Lotto so I can stock up).
GREAT wine!

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

At 15% alc. this come across a bit "chunky" and with slightly austere tannins.
A very nice wine but recent vintages (2010-12) are in a different league!

2nd day: Had a chance to re-visit and this has now mellowed down and is performing (much) better. I'm therefore adding a couple of points to my initial rating ;-).
This should be prime-drinking the next 5-15 years.

At 15% alc. this come across a bit "chunky" and with slightly austere tannins.
A very nice wine but recent vintages (2010-12) are in a different league!

2nd day: Had a chance to re-visit and this has now mellowed down and is performing (much) better. I'm therefore adding a couple of points to my initial rating ;-).
This should be prime-drinking the next 5-15 years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014