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2009 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 18, 2016 - We popped open one of our favourite California Cabernet Sauvignons (blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) to toast the sad and unexpected passing of Blankiet Wine Maker Extraordinaire - Denis Malbec. RIP, Denis...and sip well during the next step in your journey.

    Rich purple/brown/red on the eye. Blankiet really knows how to open the door and dare you to jump into the deep end!

    Dark, black fruits, coffee and smokiness overwhelms your nose and speaks volumes as to why you MUST decant for at least 5 hours before sipping this Mack Truck.

    Palate is overwhelmed with fruit, toasty-oak, silky tannins and happy integration.

    We mistakenly let her breathe in the bottle and only felt we had experienced all her glory in hour 8...yup, we are serious. Plan well in advance with this powerful, heavyweight champion...and probably wait another 5 to 10 years before sipping.

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  • D.Callahan commented:

    10/4/17, 3:12 PM - Buzzzzoff I think you may have misfiled this review. It is filed as a review of the 2009 Rive Droit but I think your review is for the Blankiet Cabernet blend.

  • BuzzzzOff commented:

    10/5/17, 12:09 AM - We think you are correct...many thanks, D. Callahan!

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