2017 Blankiet Rive Droite
Merlot - 750ML
2017 Blankiet Rive Droite
  • JD 96
  • VN 93

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$249.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, January 2020
The Merlot-dominated 2017 Merlot Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard (there's 4% Cabernet Franc in the blend) is also straight-up brilliant, showing tons of ripe black cherry, chocolate, coffee bean, and truffly herb...   The Merlot-dominated 2017 Merlot Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard (there's 4% Cabernet Franc in the blend) is also straight-up brilliant, showing tons of ripe black cherry, chocolate, coffee bean, and truffly herb aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and powerful, it has the same elegant tannin structure found in the Proprietary Red, nicely integrated acidity, terrific purity, and a great finish. It's not for those looking for massive richness and decadence, but it has a purity, elegance, and minerality that makes it a joy to drink.  
VN 93
Vinous, January 2020
The 2017 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is dense, plush and super-expressive; the juiciness of Merlot comes through nicely here. Black cherry, chocolate, licorice, menthol and gravel are front and center. A dollop of...   The 2017 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is dense, plush and super-expressive; the juiciness of Merlot comes through nicely here. Black cherry, chocolate, licorice, menthol and gravel are front and center. A dollop of Cabernet Franc adds lovely savoriness and aromatic nuance. This is such a pretty and layered wine with tons of near- and medium-term appeal. Overall, the 2017 is a bit smaller-scaled in build than normal, but it is a big success for a vintage that was especially challenging for Merlot. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork