2018 Blankiet Estate "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
Our Bordeaux Medoc blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Vinification at Blankiet Estate is done in a state of the art winery located on the property. Our wines are aged in our deep underground caves for two years in 100% new French oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Blankiet Estate vineyards and winery are located on the western foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range over-looking Yountville in the Napa Valley of California. Created in 1996 by Claude and Katherine Blankiet, sixteen acres have been developed by renowned viticulturist David Abreu.
The vineyards, known as Paradise Hills, are stunningly beautiful with gorgeous views of the valley. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are planted on volcanic soil. Merlot is planted on a deep layer of alluvial clay deposited by streams draining the mountain range. Organic farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection between vines and wines.
Our artisanal production amounts to less than a few hundred cases each of three flagship Red Wines: The “Estate Paradise Hills Proprietary Red” a predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with various percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The “Rive Droite Paradise Hills” is a Pomerol inspired assemblage of Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. The "Mythicus Paradise Hills" is a selection of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We also produce a small quantity of a delicious Rosé, barrel fermented and aged in new French oak. Lastly, a companion red wine is assembled from barrels that did not get selected for the flagship cuvées. Both these wines are produced under our “Prince of Hearts” label.