The 2000 Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 L is from the Napa Valley region of California.
wa91Wine Advocate 91-93 points
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradise Hills Vineyard, from a challenging vintage, is one of the year's most striking efforts. Notes of creosote, blueberries, blackberries, cassis, and a touch of licorice dominate this dense purple-colored 2000's aromatics. The tannin is higher and more intrusive than in the 1999 or the seamless 2001, but there is tremendous depth and richness as well as a full-bodied, concentrated mid-palate and finish. Moreover, the texture is impressive, particularly for this vintage, but patience is required given the tannin level. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.- Robert Parker Jr (08/2002)
VN93Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 96-93 points
Saturated ruby-purple. Deep, complex nose combines black and blue fruits, bitter chocolate, soy sauce, tar and spicy Taransaud oak. Great depth of flavor without any loss of shape or verve. Almost painful in the mouth, with the chewy texture of a solid. But this has wonderful sweetness and great persistence. The heat spike during the flowering kept cabernet franc production to less than a ton an acre, with cabernet sauvignon at barely 1.5, according to winemaker Helen Turley, who adds that these tiny-berried clones don't produce a lot of juice even under ideal conditions ST