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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Blankiet Paradise Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Blankiet Paradise Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 100672)
collectible wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyards, known as Paradise Hills, are stunningly beautiful with gorgeous views of the valley. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on volcanic soil.

Sustainable farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection between vines and wines.

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About Blankiet:

Blankiet Estate was created in 1996 by Claude Blankiet and his wife, Katherine. It is located in the western hills of Yountville in Napa Valley. From 46 acres on the foothills of the Mayacamas range, 16 acres of vineyard have been developed by renowned viticulturist David Abreu. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were planted on volcanic ash and fractured rock, and Merlot on the clay deposited by streams draining the mountain ridge above. Helen Turley was hired as winemaker and responsible for the first eight vintages. Then in 2006, Martha McClellan-Levy took over winemaking, assisted by oenologist, Michel Rolland from Pomerol.

Robert Parker validated the potential of Blankiet's terroir stating that the wines produced "combines the extraordinary power of the site with unbelievable elegance and definition." Future plans for the vineyard include planting of additional Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Petit Verdot.