Blankiet Paradise Hills Merlot 2005

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$125.00
Item No. 105117
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Merlot is planted on a deep layer of alluvial clay deposited by streams draining the mountain range high above. Sustainable farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection between vines and wines.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard is a more elegant, Bordeaux-styled effort than the more flamboyant 2004. This is primarily due to the vintage character as opposed to the change in winemakers. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by attractive aromas of coffee, black cherries, licorice, earth, and hints of truffles and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with good underlying acidity, opulence, purity, and delineation, this classic Merlot should drink well for 12-15 years. Range: 92-94

2005 appears to be the best vintage Blankiet has yet produced. "
94 Points

Learn 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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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