One of the six “Napa Valley Super-seconds” according to Robert M. Parker and Antonio Galloni. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from barrels not culled for the flagship cuvées.
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Vinous (Oct. 2022)
Review by Antonio Galloni
The 2020 Prince of Hearts is the only wine that Claude & Katherine Blankiet bottled in 2020. It possesses quite a bit of depth and power, along with the distinctly ripe profile of a year marked by severe heat and drought before the fires became an issue. This is a good example of a wine smoke-affected, but not tainted. Because of the severe lack of sunlight, sugars ripened while phenolics stalled. As a result, the tannins are a bit severe. Even though, this is a very good wine.