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2009 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • MJP Hou TX Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 25, 2021 - Pulled this cork to treat the extended family to a beautiful bottle of wine over a Thanksgiving feast.

    Happy Thanksgiving CT’ers!

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 22, 2021 - Similar to prior note after a 2 hour double decant; outstanding, drink or hold

    1 person found this helpful Comments (10)
  • Whisky&Wine Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 3, 2021 - The 2009 continues to be an awesome QPR cab slayer. For anyone who thinks merlot is Melba toast or lacks depth and interest, this is the gateway bottle for them.

    The Vieux Château Certan of napa, this is a great bottle of wine. Perfumy aromatics, plenty of fruit, precise balance with acidity and tannins and a silky mouthfeel make this a complete wine. This continues to get better. I expect it has another decade of joy to give.

    Served at 59 farenheit after a decant, and like the 2004 and 2008, best as it warmed to room temperature.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (5)
  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 15, 2021 - Bottle 2/6. This one was decanted for a bit longer and better paired with the meal (1h+, goose with homemade plum sauce) than last time (30m, highly acidic meatball pasta). The wine was pretty spectacular offering an intensely long finish of bramble fruit and chocolate while still retaining the requisite Pomerol nose of plum and truffle. I can still taste the finish the next day. Out of 1,500+ tasting notes I’ve very rarely scored 97 or higher (and only two 98s: Petrus and Le Pin) and this bottle is definitely in that league.

    6 people found this helpful Comments (18)
  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 6, 2021 - Decanted for over half hour. On the initial pour very floral and fruit bouquet which was less pronounced by the first glass. On the palate a little tightly coiled at first then later sips revealed red and dark fruit and above all dark chocolate with wood and graphite undertones. Bright acidity which eased somewhat and a medium plus finish of dark chocolate and graphite. Very drinkable with an hour plus decant. Over time the palate became a little spicier with exotic spices and the nose became smokier. Beautiful wine if tasted blind I never would have guessed Napa and thought a classic Pomerol. 95-96+

    4 people found this helpful Comments (9)
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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)

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

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 687 (63%)
  • Consumed 406 (37%)

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