Blankiet Paradise Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
Blankiet Paradise Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label

Blankiet Paradise Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

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Winemaker 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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This is a great effort from Blankiet that has turned out beautifully, with a silky personality, voluptuous texture, beautiful nose of roasted herbs, burning embers, smoked meat, spring flowers, and plenty of blackberry and cassis. Almost La Mission Haut-Brion-ish in its character thanks to the minerality and smokiness, the wine is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and has shed its once-considerable tannins, which are relatively rapid-paced. That said, as drinkable and complex as it is already, this wine still has another 20 years left in it.
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Blankiet, California
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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.

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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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