2009 Blankiet Rive Droite

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2009 Blankiet Rive Droite

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Blankiet's 2009 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is another rich bombastic wine. There is plenty of depth in the glass as layers of dark fruit tobacco smoke plums and cloves flesh out over time. Here too the French oak... Blankiet's 2009 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is another rich bombastic wine. There is plenty of depth in the glass as layers of dark fruit tobacco smoke plums and cloves flesh out over time. Here too the French oak is a bit overpowering. The 2009 Rive Droite is outstanding but in time it will be viewed as a transitional wine in the estate's history. The 2009 Rive Droite is 80% Merlot 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. -Antonio Galloni
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Good bright ruby-red. Perfumed nose offers currant cherry cocoa powder brown spices and rose petal. Concentrated broad and perfumed with lovely inner-mouth energy and lift. The slow-building impressively long finish... Good bright ruby-red. Perfumed nose offers currant cherry cocoa powder brown spices and rose petal. Concentrated broad and perfumed with lovely inner-mouth energy and lift. The slow-building impressively long finish features serious structure and extremely suave tannins that are a bit more refined than those of the young 2010. A beautiful California merlot.