Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. You know you are living right when this wine is probably number five out of five reds on the table. Sounds like a slight, but with two old vintages of Insignia, older Masseto, and older Haut Brion, that’s stiff competition. Compared to those other four reds, there was more sweet fruit here. Dark fruit has softened to more of a black cherry medley, but the red fruit is still nicely tart and youthful. I picked up licorice and juicy blackberries here, both of which took me to South America for my guess. Not much herbal or secondary notes here...impressive fruit at 17yrs.

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. You know you are living right when this wine is probably number five out of five reds on the table. Sounds like a slight, but with two old vintages of Insignia, older Masseto, and older Haut Brion, that’s stiff competition. Compared to those other four reds, there was more sweet fruit here. Dark fruit has softened to more of a black cherry medley, but the red fruit is still nicely tart and youthful. I picked up licorice and juicy blackberries here, both of which took me to South America for my guess. Not much herbal or secondary notes here...impressive fruit at 17yrs.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

Loads of fruit! Would have never guessed it was 17yrs old. Fruit isn’t quite stewed but definitely overripe; mainly dark (blackberry, blueberry) and lots of sweet pipe tobacco. It’s beginning to channel a touch of leather to show some age.

Loads of fruit! Would have never guessed it was 17yrs old. Fruit isn’t quite stewed but definitely overripe; mainly dark (blackberry, blueberry) and lots of sweet pipe tobacco. It’s beginning to channel a touch of leather to show some age.

9.3

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

02 blankiet after 2 hours decanting was graphite herbs and blackberry

02 blankiet after 2 hours decanting was graphite herbs and blackberry

8.7

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Mag

Mag

8.2

Mono Head

Still heavy. A bit of sharpness. Dark berries. It’s ok. Not really impressed.

Still heavy. A bit of sharpness. Dark berries. It’s ok. Not really impressed.

9.0

Kimberly Anderson

So nice

So nice

9.2

Rick Wolfen

So good! Fruit driven, great balance, very long finish. Beautiful wine. Drinking so well right now!

So good! Fruit driven, great balance, very long finish. Beautiful wine. Drinking so well right now!

9.7

Theo Shu

Mushroom/Truffles. Delicious!

Mushroom/Truffles. Delicious!

9.3

ECM

The wine Nick won. Luscious is the right word. Cherry. Flavorful and tanin forward. No doubt the price influenced my opinion but it's really great.

The wine Nick won. Luscious is the right word. Cherry. Flavorful and tanin forward. No doubt the price influenced my opinion but it's really great.

9.0

John Giaquinta

Hasn't peaked yet, thanks to team Turley.

Hasn't peaked yet, thanks to team Turley.

9.5

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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