Blankiet Estate Paradise Hills Merlot 2001

£125.00 GBP

Stunning single-vineyard wines from the Paradise Hills Vineyard.

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.

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.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dark plum/purple-colored 2001 Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard exhibits sweet aromas of cherry liqueur interwoven with mocha fudge. Firm, hard tannin in the finish closes the wine down on the palate. This is a structured, seriously-endowed Merlot meant for long term aging. The aromatics are a knock-out, but the flavors have yet to completely unfold, and while loaded as well as impressively endowed, the wine is tannic and backward.