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Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills 2004

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General Information

Blankiet Estate is located in the Napa Valley, one of the most prestigious wine growing areas in the world. Just an hour drive northeast of San Francisco, the property is nestled above Yountville on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The goal to produce world-class wines at Blankiet Estate has been accomplished, combining the extraordinary power of the site with unbelievable elegance and definition.

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The dense ruby/purple-colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Estate reveals notes of cocoa, coffee, chocolate and creme de cassis. It cuts a bigger swath across the palate than the Merlot, but with no hard edges. Deeply textured and multidimensional with loads of fruit as well as a flawless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood, this medium to full-bodied, classic Blankiet should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years. This boutique estate situated on the hillsides behind Dominus has employed some of the best wine minds in Napa. The 2004s spent 18 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels, and were bottled without fining or filtration. 

95 Points - Vinous

Bright, deep red with ruby tones. Very sexy aromas of cassis, black plum, licorice and toffee, with a ripe citrus note adding another dimension. Densely packed, seamless and energetic, showing outstanding intensity and power to its dark fruit flavors. The suggestion of lemon oil carries through onto the palate. Boasts terrific balance and finishes with huge but fully integrated tannins.