2018 Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Blankiet Estate Proprietary Red

Our Bordeaux Medoc blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is sheer power in a silk glove.


  • Tastingbook

    Review by Tastingbook.com

    Rating: (99)

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  • Vinous

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (98)

    The 2018 Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard is super elegant and refined. A wine of extraordinary pedigree and nuance, the 2018 is class through and through. Bright acids perk up the dark red berry fruit, spice, and floral notes. In 2018, the Proprietary Red stands out for its exquisite balance and class. Everything about the Prop Red speaks to finesse: the aromatics, fruit and tannin. Bright, salivating acids continue to emerge with time in the glass. Readers who open the 2018 young will want to give it a few hours of air. What a wine!

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  • International Wine Report

    Review by Joe D’Angelo

    Rating: (97)

    The 2018 Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red is another stunning release from Blankiet in this vintage. This is an exceptionally made wine, that slowly begins to reveal its gorgeous fresh aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, and plums, which are joined by fresh cut violets, graphite and exotic spices and wet gravel that all take shape in the glass. On the palate, this possesses a full bodied, which is graceful, with wonderful overall definition and beautifully polished tannins that provide excellent structure. This goes on to display tremendous balance and poise, with a gorgeous and finessed mouthfeel before the tannins firmly grip hold on the remarkably long finish. Complex and elegant, this is a stunning age worthy red that will have a sensational future ahead. I expect it will require at least several more years in bottle before it begins to hit its stride.

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  • Jebb Dunnuck Report (Jan. 2021)

    Review by Jeb Dunnuck

    Rating: (98+)

    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is based on 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and the rest close to an even split of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A more brooding, backward wine, it reveals a dense purple hue to go with primordial notes of black and blue fruits, graphite, crushed stone,smoked tobacco, and a hint of violets. As with all these latest releases from Blankiet, the purity is just about off the charts, it’s flawlessly balanced, and has ample structure as well as a great finish. This magical Cabernet is desperately in need of 4 – 6 years, if not a decade of bottle age, but will be very long-lived.

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