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Blankiet Estate

Blankiet Estate We are located on the western hills of Yountville in the beautiful Napa Valley. Blankiet Estate was created in 1996 by Claude Blankiet and his wife, Katherine. From 46 acres on the foothills of the Mayacamas range, 16 acres of vineyard has been developed by renowned viticulturist David Abreu. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were planted on volcanic ash and fractured rock, and Merlot on the clay deposited by streams draining the mountain ridge above. Helen Turley was hired as winemaker and responsible for the first eight vintages. Then in 2006, Martha McClellan-Levy took over winemaking, assisted by oenologist, Michel Rolland from Pomerol. Robert Parker validated the potential of our terroir stating that the wines produced “combines the extraordinary power of the site with unbelievable elegance and definition”. Future plans for the vineyard include planting of additional Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Petit Verdot. All the wines are hand made from estate grown fruit. Vinification is done in a state of the art winery on the property. 100% new Taransaud French barrels are used for every vintage and the wines are aged in underground caves for 18 to 24 months before bottling without fining or filtration.

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2358 California Drive, Yountville, CA, US, 94559 Email: mailinglist@blankiet.com
Phone: 707-963-2001 Web: www.blankiet.com
Fax: 707-963-2012
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