2016 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Our true Bordeaux Right Bank wine. Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This wine is gorgeously fruit forward with a core of minerality.


  • Vinous (Dec. 2018)

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (98)

    The 2016 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard, Blankiet’s Merlot-based wine, is magnificent today. Merlot can be very quirky in its youth, especially when just bottled, but the Rive Droite is incredibly expressive, which provides a great opportunity to see its potential. Rich and boisterous in the glass, with tremendous textural resonance, the Rive Droite is gorgeous. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2016 for at least a handful of years. I don’t see the 2016 ready to offer its best drinking any time soon.

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  • International Wine Report (May 2019)

    Review by J. D’Angelo

    Rating: (100 )

    The 2016 ‘Rive Droite’ is made from predominately Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and it is a total beauty that exudes striking class and refinement. It instantly begins to impress with its stunning aromatics of red and dark currants which are woven together with fresh spring florals, spices, licorice, herbs and tobacco to form the gorgeous perfumed nose.

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  • tastingbook.com (Nov. 2020)

    Review by Tastingbook

    Rating: (100)

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