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Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Vineyard Rive Droite 2009 United States  California  North Coast  Napa County  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend 20737 9942 750ml
Product ID: 20737
Region: United States, California, North Coast, Napa County, Napa Valley
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2009
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.2
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Blend: 79.8% Merlot, 11.8% Cabernet Franc, 8.4% Cabernet Sauvignon
"Blankiet's 2009 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard is another rich, bombastic wine. There is plenty of depth in the glass as layers of dark fruit, tobacco, smoke, plums and cloves flesh out over time. Here, too, the French oak is a bit overpowering. The 2009 Rive Droite is outstanding, but in time it will be viewed as a transitional wine in the estate's history. The 2009 Rive Droite is 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029." —Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

"Good bright ruby-red. Perfumed nose offers currant, cherry, cocoa powder, brown spices and rose petal. Concentrated, broad and perfumed, with lovely inner-mouth energy and lift. The slow-building, impressively long finish features serious structure and extremely suave tannins that are a bit more refined than those of the young 2010. A beautiful California merlot." —Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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