Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

96 points Robert Parker: The 2003 Merlot is better out of bottle than it was from cask. An explosively rich wine that ranks among the finest Merlots I have tasted from California in the last decade, it boasts an incredibly perfumed nose of espresso roast, mocha-infused chocolate, blackberry, cassis, cherry liqueur, and smoke. With an enormous texture, fabulous concentration, a packed-and-stacked mid-palate, and an explosive intense, ripe, long finish, this stunning wine is extraordinarily complex and savory. Anticipated maturity: now-2020. (Dec 2005)

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Varietal: Merlot
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External Reviews for Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Saturated ruby-red. Sour cherry, plum, menthol, mocha and smoked meat on the nose. Less fleshy than the young 2004 but still round, large-scaled and mouthfilling, with considerable complexity. Finishes quite long, with substantial dusty tannins and e... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Blankiet Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard 1500ml



96 points Robert Parker: The 2003 Merlot is better out of bottle than it was from cask. An explosively rich wine that ranks among the finest Merlots I have tasted from California in the last decade, it boasts an incredibly perfumed nose of espresso roast, mocha-infused chocolate, blackberry, cassis, cherry liqueur, and smoke. With an enormous texture, fabulous concentration, a packed-and-stacked mid-palate, and an explosive intense, ripe, long finish, this stunning wine is extraordinarily complex and savory. Anticipated maturity: now-2020. (Dec 2005)

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