Hailed by Robert Parker as “One of the stars of Napa Valley”, Napa’s Blankiet Estate is one of the most dynamic and impressive wineries in California. Located in an almost hidden valley, directly above Dominus Estate, in the western foothills of Napa’s Yountville AVA, the small production and huge critical acclaim has seen Blankiet become one of the most exclusive allocations in the Valley.
Known as the man who introduced stone washing to America, founder Claude Blankiet grew up in France with a family deeply rooted in the textile industry. His grandfather invented weaving looms and his father owned factories manufacturing military uniforms before World War II. After a law education, Claude joined the family textile business and in the mid-seventies moved to the United States.
In 1996, with the single vision of producing world-class wines, Claude and his wife, Katherine, ushered in the estate’s vineyard, suitably named Paradise Hills. The vines are located on three volcanic knolls separated by alluvial swells deposited by the creeks draining the mountain range. Soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash to thick clay deposits.
Viticulturist David Abreu and winemaker Helen Turley were brought in to develop Paradise Hills Vineyard into four distinct sections and each sub-section is distinguished by unique subsoils and microclimates.
Join Claude’s nephew, and the Estate’s Hospitality Director, Patrick Walters, as we taste through an exciting 2014-2016 vertical of the Prince of Hearts Red Wine, which encompasses blocks across the entire vineyard, followed by the beautiful ‘Pomerol-inspired’ Rive Droite 2014 (420 cases made), and finishing with the incredible Cabernet Sauvignon-based Proprietary Red 2016 (605 cases made).
We will taste:
2014 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Prince of Hearts Red Wine
2015 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Prince of Hearts Red Wine
2016 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Prince of Hearts Red Wine
2014 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Rive Droite Red Wine
2016 Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine
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