International Wine Report (Jan. 2021) Review of 2018 Rive Droit, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Review by Joe D’Angelo

Rating: (97)


The 2018 Rive Droite is a spectacular wine from Blankiet Estate that displays a stunning combination of power and refinement. This Right Bank inspired blend slowly unwinds in the glass, releasing wonderful aromatics of ripe blackberries, black cherries, and hints of blueberries, which are accented by crushed florals, tobacco, and wet gravel. This possesses a gorgeous full body that is beautifully structured with polished tannins that provide excellent support. This displays remarkable definition and poise ending with an incredible long finish. While this is already gorgeous in its youth, it should ultimately become even more compelling after a few more years of bottle age.

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