2003 Blankiet Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard

2003 Blankiet Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard

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  • Merlot
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Blankiet Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
The 2003 Merlot is better out of bottle than it was from cask. An explosively rich wine that ranks among the finest Merlots I have tasted from California in the last decade it boasts an incredibly perfumed nose of... The 2003 Merlot is better out of bottle than it was from cask. An explosively rich wine that ranks among the finest Merlots I have tasted from California in the last decade it boasts an incredibly perfumed nose of espresso roast mocha-infused chocolate blackberry cassis cherry liqueur and smoke. With an enormous texture fabulous concentration a packed-and-stacked mid-palate and an explosive intense ripe long finish this stunning wine is extraordinarily complex and savory. Anticipated maturity: now-2020.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Saturated ruby-red. Sour cherry plum menthol mocha and smoked meat on the nose. Less fleshy than the young 2004 but still round large-scaled and mouthfilling with considerable complexity. Finishes quite long with... Saturated ruby-red. Sour cherry plum menthol mocha and smoked meat on the nose. Less fleshy than the young 2004 but still round large-scaled and mouthfilling with considerable complexity. Finishes quite long with substantial dusty tannins and excellent grip.