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Blankiet Prince of Hearts Napa Valley 2019

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Blankiet Estate is nestled above Yountville on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The Paradise Hills Vineyard is carved on steep hillsides just above the famed Dominus Estate Napanook parcel that was originally planted in 1838 by Yountville’s founder, George C. Yount.

With an ideal eastern exposure, the land is bathed with morning sun and benefits from natural shade in the hot afternoons, and cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay flow constantly across the land. It’s located on three volcanic knolls where soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash, to thick clay deposits, meaning each parcel is distinguished by a unique subsoil and microclimate.

At just 6.5 hectares in size it’s a remarkably small site, yet the incredible complexity of the terroir allows for three distinct wines, each of a singular style. This is an Estate at the top of its game. Combined with the very talented winemaker Graeme MacDonald and owner Claude Blankiet’s attention to detail, is truly worthy of an exploration.

One of the six “Napa Valley Super-seconds” according to Robert M. Parker and Antonio Galloni. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from barrels not culled for the flagship cuvees.

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Lastly, the 2019 Red Blend Prince of Hearts is another fresh, elegant, wonderfully pure beauty from this team. A blend of 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, it offers a spicy, leafy herb, darker cherry, and currant-driven bouquet, medium to full body, ripe polished tannins, and a great finish. It’s one classy, elegant red blend to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.