This wine was really firing on all cylinders tonight. When first opened it seemed somewhat overpowering with notes of mint, but this quickly resolved into a lush, deep, layered wine that was quite spectacular.
Much better than the bottle I had a year ago. The mouthfeel was a bit lighter than I expected after a more rich, complex nose. But, that more feminine feel worked very well, as everything seemed to be working in harmony. Hard to think of a better bottle at this price point.
A softer California wine. Didn't enjoy that much. I prefer softer wines have more supple flavors that I can distinguish in a finish that won't be over powering. I thought the flavors in this were slightly muddled and didn't get the softer fruit that should be indicative for this structure. This wine quickly left the palate. Disappointing for what I paid
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(Blankiet Estate Prince of Hearts) Very dark ruby color; appealing, cedar, tart currant, olive, lightly herbaceous nose; tasty, tart currant, herbaceous, green olive, black currant palate; appealing now and should go 5-plus years; medium-plus finish (79% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot; 14.2% alcohol)
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