Blankiet, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard 2002

  • Type: Red
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Size: 75cl
  • Rating: WA 98
Price: HKD 1,980
HKD 1,861
Tasting Note
This beautiful hillside vineyard is situated behind the Dominus Estate in Yountville. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted seven years ago. Made by Helen Turley when she was the consultant at Blankiet from tightly spaced, steep hillside vineyards planted by her husband, John Wetlaufer, it exhibits a beautiful nose of flowers, high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, chocolate, espresso and blueberries. Extraordinarily young, fresh and fabulously concentrated, this wine still impresses with its intensity, complexity and youthfulness. It will probably not peak in quality for a decade, and has 20-30 years of further aging potential. Drink from 2022-2052. Published by The Wine Advocate in Jun 2012.