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The November 2022 Auction: Part 4

Auction # 738 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 11/25/2022 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #1330. Blankiet Estate Merlot Paradise Hills Vineyard 2003

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 RP.
"From their beautiful hillside vineyards situated behind the vast estate of Dominus, Blankiet has produced a 2003 Merlot Paradise Hills Estate offering a gorgeously complex bouquet of Chinese black tea, black currants, earth, chocolate and a touch of mocha. Frankly, I’m not sure a Napa Merlot can be any more complex than this. With a deep plum/purple color and round, juicy, full-bodied opulence, this 2003 could easily compete with the greatest Pomerols or Saint-Émilions. Made from 100% Merlot, it was aged 18 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels, which provide the chocolaty, espresso notes. This sensational wine is showing even better than I remember. Impressive, rich and long . . ." Wine Advocate #207, Jun 2013
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $70

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