Blankiet Estate vineyards and winery are located on the western foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range over-looking Yountville in the Napa Valley of California. Created in 1996 by Claude and Katherine Blankiet, sixteen acres have been developed by renowned viticulturist David Abreu.
The vineyards, known as Paradise Hills, are stunningly beautiful with gorgeous views of the valley. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are planted on volcanic soil. Merlot is planted on a deep layer of alluvial clay deposited by streams draining the mountain range. Organic farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection between vines and wines.
Our artisanal production amounts to less than a few hundred cases each of three flagship Red Wines: The “Estate Paradise Hills Proprietary Red” a predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with various percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The “Rive Droite Paradise Hills” is a Pomerol inspired assemblage of Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. The "Mythicus Paradise Hills" is a selection of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We also produce a small quantity of a delicious Rosé, barrel fermented and aged in new French oak. Lastly, a companion red wine is assembled from barrels that did not get selected for the flagship cuvées. Both these wines are produced under our “Prince of Hearts” label. Vinification at Blankiet Estate is done in a state of the art winery located on the property. Our wines are aged in our deep underground caves for two years in 100% new French oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration.
Robert Parker validated our terroir, stating that the wines we produce “are world class, combining the extraordinary power of the site with unbelievable elegance and definition”. (The Wine Advocate)
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Tastings are accommodated on an outdoor terrace in front of the winery with beautiful views of our vineyards and the Napa Valley.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Blankiet Estate is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
Blankiet Estate is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Blankiet Estate has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2013
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
Little Rock AR