Red

2003 Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • rkww Does not like this wine: 78 points

    February 6, 2021 - Eighteen years on, the deep ruby, transfixing color of this wine hasn’t even begun to fade. And that’s about it. Otherwise, the ‘03 Paradise Hills is nothing but spicy heat and a short finish of pure (14.5%) alcohol. There’s clearly beautiful fruit in here, but it sat on the vine way too long for a vintage plagued by massive temperature spikes. If you have bottles, they won’t likely get better with age, so drink whenever you have time for a long decant while you braise some beef. If you don’t, seek out Blankiets for sure—just not from this year.

  • levinml wrote: 92 points

    December 25, 2019 - Drank my last bottle without check notes. Forgot I'd drank an earlier bottle just 6 months earlier and suggested waiting a while. Still pretty tannic and can use a couple more years. but good drinking.

  • levinml wrote: 93 points

    May 12, 2019 - Kind of a pleasant surprise as I had somewhat low expectations. But real nice fruit flavor and balance. A little simple and monolithic for my newly complex taste buds, but may yet evolve.

  • norsktorsk wrote: 93 points

    April 30, 2019 - very nice. full mid palate with rather short finish

  • willieboyd wrote:

    January 18, 2019 - I echo what IPP wrote. Fruit not all there . A bit tannic . I will try another bottle within the year.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Blankiet: Proprietary Red 1999-2012 (May 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

    (Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley Yountville) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

    (Blankiet Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Blankiet Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Blankiet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard) Tight nose; tight berry, cassis and mint palate with big tannins; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Blankiet Estate
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Paradise Hills Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,125 (60%)
  • Consumed 740 (39%)

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