2019 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.


  • International Wine Report

    Review by Joe D'Angelo

    Rating: (97)

    The 2019 ‘Rive Droite’ is a simply magical wine from Blankiet in this vintage and one of the most impressive Merlot wines you will come across. Composed of 98% Merlot and a remaining dash of Cabernet Franc, it offers incredibly perfumed aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and currants, laced with crushed gravel, pencil shavings, herbs, and hints of tobacco all taking shape in the glass. It is just as impressive on the palate, showing a beautifully balanced, full- bodied texture with gorgeously polished tannins resulting in an exceptional mouthfeel. In addition, it displays outstanding focus and precision through the long mineral-driven finish. This ‘Rive Droite’ is simply a stunning wine and a wonderful example of Merlot at its finest.

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  • Tastingbook

    Review by Tastingbook.com

    Rating: (100)

    The Tastingbook points (Tb points) given to this wine are the world’s most valid and up-to-date evaluation of the quality of the wine. Tastingbook points are formed by the Tastingbook algorithm, taking into account the wine ratings of the world’s 50 best-known professional wine critics, wine ratings by thousands of Tastingbook’s professionals and user’s, the generally recognized vintage quality and reputation of the vineyard and winery. Wine needs at least five professional ratings to get a Tb score. Tastingbook.com is the world largest wine information service, unbiased, noncommercial, and free for everyone.

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  • Jeb Dunnuck Report (May 2022)

    Review by Jeb Dunnuck

    Rating: (97)

    The 2019 Merlot Rive Droite is more broad and opulent, with a sexy, full-bodied profile loaded with notions of ripe black cherries, currants, loamy earth, chocolate, and hints of tobacco. I love its balance, it has great tannins, and one heck of a finish. I’m not sure it matches the otherworldly 2018 Rive Droite, but it’s possibly the finest Merlot in the vintage. This cuvée comes from 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, from more red clay soils of the Mayacamas mountains, and spent 18 months in 80% new oak. 286 cases.

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