2002 Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • ST 94

Reviews for 2002 Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
This beautiful hillside vineyard is situated behind the Dominus Estate in Yountville. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted seven years... This beautiful hillside vineyard is situated behind the Dominus Estate in Yountville. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted seven years ago. Made by Helen Turley when she was the consultant at Blankiet from tightly spaced steep hillside vineyards planted by her husband John Wetlaufer it exhibits a beautiful nose of flowers high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco creme de cassis chocolate espresso and blueberries. Extraordinarily young fresh and fabulously concentrated this wine still impresses with its intensity complexity and youthfulness. It will probably not peak in quality for a decade and has 20-30 years of further aging potential.
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2015
94+ Good deep red with a solid core. Some superripe notes to the aromas of dark berries, violet, licorice, espresso, fresh herbs and exotic white fruits. Superconcentrated and opulent, with a liqueur-like quality but... 94+ Good deep red with a solid core. Some superripe notes to the aromas of dark berries, violet, licorice, espresso, fresh herbs and exotic white fruits. Superconcentrated and opulent, with a liqueur-like quality but also surprising juicy lift, minerality and savory complexity for a wine with a pH of 4.0 and the lowest acidity of all these vintages. This, too, is still a baby, although the wine’s major palate-saturating tannins are ripe and even. I'd hold it for even more complexity.