Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May 12, 2012) Review of 2009 Proprietary Red, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red

Review by Stephen Tanzer

Rating: (97)

(81.8% cabernet sauvignon, 16.7% Merlot, 1% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot): Good deep ruby-red. Very pure aromas of blueberry, cassis, violet, mocha and minerals. Sweet, broad and wonderfully deep, with dark berry and mineral flavors complicated by a soil-driven saline note. Utterly seamless and consistent from start to fully ripe, aromatic, extremely long finish.


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