Vinous (Nov. 2013) Review of 2011 Proprietary Red, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red

Review by Antonio Galloni

Rating: (95)

Yountville, Napa Valley, United States

Drinking window: 2016 – 2026

Savory herbs, menthol, licorice, plums and new leather lead to dark red and black fruit in the 2011 Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard. Another impeccable, gracious wine, Blankiet’s 2011 Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard impresse s for its creaminess and volume. Hints of orange peel, rose petals and savory herbs add further dimensions of expression. This dark, brooding wine needs time to settle down, but it starts coming together nicely with time in the glass, so a few more years i n bottle will help tremendously. The 2011 is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and drops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

— Antonio Galloni, November 2013

Grapes Variety: 81% Cabern et Sauvignon/17% Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

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