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April 201496 The dense ruby/purple-colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Estate reveals notes of cocoa, coffee, chocolate and creme de cassis. It cuts a bigger swath across the palate than the Merlot, but with no hard edges. Deeply textured and multidimensional with loads of fruit as well as a flawless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood, this medium to full-bodied, classic Blankiet should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years. This boutique estate situated on the hillsides behind Dominus has employed some of the best wine minds in Napa. The 2004s spent 18 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels, and were bottled without fining or filtration.
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May 201595 Bright, deep red with ruby tones. Very sexy aromas of cassis, black plum, licorice and toffee, with a ripe citrus note adding another dimension. Densely packed, seamless and energetic, showing outstanding intensity and power to its dark fruit flavors. It was hot for a long time in 2004, noted Blankiet but this wine boasts terrific balance and huge but fully integrated tannins. The suggestion of lemon oil carries through onto the palate. Outstanding. This is the vintage with the highest pH (5.03) and lowest acidity (5.0 grams per liter) of the range, but the Cabernet vines benefited by being picked after a sharp heat spike at the beginning of September (the estate's Merlot was picked in hotter conditions).