Red

2009 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 13, 2020 - Deep concentration. Aromatically powerful. Dark fruits merging into black olives and melted licorice. Campfire undertones. Multiple waves on the palate. The wine could use more red fruit flavors and acidic balance. But the quality hits you like a hammer.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • nywine68 wrote: 95 points

    August 16, 2020 - Impressive. Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cassis and smoke, followed by chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel is pure velvet with plenty of structure for many more years of aging ahead. The flavors are very dense and saturated but this retains impeccable balance and freshness with good underlying acidity. This wears its 15.2% alcohol effortlessly.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MJP Hou TX Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 10, 2020 - Telluride/8,750’

    On deck:
    09 Rive Droite
    12 Odette Estate
    14 Outpost T.V.

    crimson/ruby in color with loads of red fruit on the nose. Palate coating cherries turnovers.... and fruit that is still primary. Tannins and acid completely rounded and integrated. Medium finish. My only knock on day one was the oak/vanilla influence was a bit strong. After a night in the bottle this patience was rewarded. Hold for another 2 years or long decant. Bravo Denis Malbec. RIP

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cjohnson2960 Likes this wine:

    March 29, 2020 - Celebrated moving into new home in Indian Wells, California

    2 people found this helpful Comments (5)
  • Rockyii Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 9, 2020 - 45 minute decant. Merlot dominated blend. Deep opaque cranberry red. Big nose and taste of cocoa, semi ripe strawberry, licorice and cherry. Dusty well integrated tannins results in a great mouthfeel. Acidity is still high 10 years later - my only knock on the wine. Medium plus body.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

    (Blankiet Estate Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard Yountville) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Blankiet Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

    (Blankiet Estate Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard Yountville) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Blankiet Estate
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Rive Droite
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 699 (67%)
  • Consumed 349 (33%)

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