2004 Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • ST 95

Reviews for 2004 Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2005
 There are just over 1000 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the hillsides of the Blankiet estate. The 2004 looks to be as good as they have made to date although the 2003 was...  There are just over 1000 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the hillsides of the Blankiet estate. The 2004 looks to be as good as they have made to date although the 2003 was showing exceptional potential from bottle. The 2004 has an inky/purple color and a big sweet nose of graphite scorched earth plums licorice blackberry and cassis with some tasty high-quality oak. Extremely opulent full-bodied dense and pure this is striking Cabernet and one of the densest richest wines I have tasted from this vintage a year that has a tendency to be somewhat charming and superficial but lacks concentration. Because of low acidity sweet ripeness and velvety tannin this wine should be drinkable upon release but hit its stride in 4-5 years and last for two decades. As I have written before the only way readers are going to get any of this wine is to be on the mailing list or check out one of the few restaurants that receives an allocation.This is an amazing operation on the hillsides overlooking the huge Dominus/Napanook estate. A complex set of caves and a remarkable nearly surreal chateau grace the property. Winemaker Helen Turley working with her viticulturalist husband John Wetlaufer is fashioning some spectacular wines from these hillsides of volcanic ash and basalt. These are big structured potentially long-lived wines that will need some cellar time for those lucky enough to latch onto a few bottles. Everything to date has been aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels for 18-19 months and then bottled unfiltered.(Release date Fall 2007)Tel. (707) 963-2001; Fax (707) 963-2012
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2015
Bright, deep red with ruby tones. Very sexy aromas of cassis, black plum, licorice and toffee, with a ripe citrus note adding another dimension. Densely packed, seamless and energetic, showing outstanding intensity and... Bright, deep red with ruby tones. Very sexy aromas of cassis, black plum, licorice and toffee, with a ripe citrus note adding another dimension. Densely packed, seamless and energetic, showing outstanding intensity and power to its dark fruit flavors. It was hot for a long time in 2004, noted Blankiet but this wine boasts terrific balance and huge but fully integrated tannins. The suggestion of lemon oil carries through onto the palate. Outstanding. This is the vintage with the highest pH (5.03) and lowest acidity (5.0 grams per liter) of the range, but the Cabernet vines benefited by being picked after a sharp heat spike at the beginning of September (the estate's Merlot was picked in hotter conditions).