“I knew it the moment I first tasted the wines from barrel. Two thousand ten had the potential to be a great vintage for Napa Valley. It was so obvious. The wines had great color, intensity, freshness and persistence, much of that the result of an unusually cool, long growing season by Napa Valley standards….
…Flight One focused on three reference-point wines from Yountville, each stunning in its own right. Blankiet’s Proprietary Red was all finesse”