Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$199

  Exclusive new release from cult cab producer Blankiet. Limited 95+ Points Robert Parker:  "Composed of 82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest tiny dollops of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2008 Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red has added considerable richness, weight, texture, nuance and complexity over the last year. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, blackberries, black currants and charcoal/burning embers leads to a full-bodied, expressive, rich wine that is nearly as compelling as the 2007. Dense, full-bodied and already drinkable, it should evolve for 20+ years...Claude and Katherine Blankiet continue to make subtle changes in their winemaking at Blankiet Estate. Michel Rolland has been replaced by Denis Malbec, but superstar viticulturist David Abreu still manages this gorgeous hillside vineyard in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, just behind the large estate of Dominus. The 2008s have improved dramatically since last year, which may be the result of the culling out of certain lots for their second wine called Prince of Hearts."

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Ratings on Delectable

Scott Kahn

Wonderfully complex although this wine still has many more years in the cellar before it becomes tame! Dark fruit along side of vanilla oak, smoke, and tar. Tannins are still ever present albeit not distracting.

Wonderfully complex although this wine still has many more years in the cellar before it becomes tame! Dark fruit along side of vanilla oak, smoke, and tar. Tannins are still ever present albeit not distracting.

9.4

Erika Birg

After yesterday's disappointments this was fantastic. Smooth. 2 hour decant.

After yesterday's disappointments this was fantastic. Smooth. 2 hour decant.

9.5

Erika Birg

We had this last on 01/01/15. It rang in a great new year and will now join us on the way out. Love this vintage of Blankiet. Happy New Year.

We had this last on 01/01/15. It rang in a great new year and will now join us on the way out. Love this vintage of Blankiet. Happy New Year.

9.5

Victor Appelqvist

2008

2008

8.9

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