Red

2013 Blankiet Estate Prince of Hearts

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 7, 2020 - Lovely cab blend with good acidity and fine grained tannins with blackberry mocha fruit profile.

  • jpmo Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 6, 2020 - This was a tough wine to figure out. It needs a long decant. First taste after opening found it tight, somewhat bitter and very vegetal, almost causing me to open a different wine for the evening. Somewhere after two hours it began to open and calm down. Pairing it with a NY Strip proved beneficial, and then it was drinking pretty well after 4 to 5 hours. Even with that, there are other wines I prefer at this price point.

  • DawgByte Does not like this wine: 85 points

    April 19, 2020 - The nose on this wine seemed virtually dormant. I detected some sour cherries coming up from the glass and a bit of oak, but both were subdued at best.

    On the palate this wine lacked complexity, balance, appealing texture, mid-palate and it had a rather disappointing short finish. The sour cherry notes were overwhelming along with elevated levels of acidity. Strong Sandalwood notes underscored tannins that did not provide a pleasing texture on the palate.

    This wine is indicative of the many Norther California wines I've experienced from the 2013 vintage. I've found this vintage to be thin, acidic and relatively nondescript. As has been stated previously, this wine may be in its infancy and needs more time to resolve its character and complexity, however I'm concerned that the quality just isn't there. This is a shame, because Blankiet has a very good reputation for making excellent wines. This; however, is not one of their better efforts - or it least it isn't at the present time.

  • sean7711 wrote: 90 points

    November 9, 2019 - This was an overripe fruit salad compared to the beautiful 2010 Bure Thirteen I had the night prior. I decanted this for 3 hours to get some air, and the bouquet was very nice upon opening. However, it was just too high toned for my liking - too much red fruit, not enough nuance/complexity - just waves of red fruit and not much else. Maybe it's still young? I can tell the quality is there, but I don't think this is one I'll be seeking out in the future.

  • bubbachumps wrote: 92 points

    June 29, 2019 - High-toned red fruits on the nose, cassis, red cherry and a touch of minerals. Young and vibrant in the mouth. This was really nice but suffered next to some tough competition (2005 Paul Hobbs Stagecoach, 2014 The Debate Beckstoffer Dr Crane and a 2012 Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon).

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Blankiet Estate
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Prince of Hearts
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 451437917506, 451645647509, 7205706770773

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,015 (61%)
  • Consumed 633 (38%)

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