2014 Blankiet Rive Droite

Merlot - 750ML
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VN 95
VN 95

Vinous, December 2016

95+ Blankiet's 2014 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, rich and inviting, the 2014 wraps around the palate with pure sensuality and class. Dark stone...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.6%
Closure Cork

The 2014 Blankiet Rive Droite is a stunning red wine that exemplifies the elegance and power of Merlot. With its deep, rich color and enticing aromas, this wine is sure to captivate even the most discerning wine connoisseur.

Upon pouring, the wine reveals a beautiful garnet hue that glistens in the glass. The aroma is complex and inviting, with notes of dark stone fruit, smoke, mocha, and espresso. These aromas intertwine seamlessly, creating a bouquet that is both alluring and sophisticated.

On the palate, the 2014 Rive Droite impresses with its pure sensuality and class. The dark stone fruit flavors take center stage, accompanied by hints of smoke and mocha. The wine is beautifully layered, showcasing its depth and complexity. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure and balance to the wine.

What sets this wine apart is its ability to be rich and opulent without feeling heavy. It manages to capture the very essence of the vintage, showcasing the best that the Napa region has to offer. The 2014 Rive Droite is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Blankiet.

This wine has received high praise from critics, including a score of 95 from Vinous. Antonio Galloni describes it as "impressive" and notes its rich yet balanced nature. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age gracefully over the years.

With its exceptional quality and impeccable craftsmanship, the 2014 Blankiet Rive Droite is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.