Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

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Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

#1 Post by Jonathan Sirot » February 14th, 2019, 8:51 am

As everybody gets all excited for Scarecrow and Screaming Eagle etc, it seems interesting that some wineries get less attention than they deserve. I own a few btls of Blankiet like them and feel they are likely at the top of their game lately. Through the years they have had some great winemakers including DennisMalbec tragically lost recently. This vintage is the 1st fully crafted by Graeme McDonald their new winemaker. I dont feel they would have chosen him unless they were very impressed with his talent, and I doubt he would take the job if he wasn't enamored with the vineyard. I bought a sole btl of Mythicus last year and this year I will also get another. Really surprised it doesn't get more attention here especially as this bottling received 100 from Jeb and Antonio, Anyone else in ? No affiliation

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Re: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

#2 Post by matt d » February 14th, 2019, 8:59 am

probably not there is only so many $200+ bottle of cab you can buy and I think they kind of get lost in the shuffle
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#3 Post by Joel S Morris » February 14th, 2019, 9:09 am

Yes, my fave winery. Bought my allocation of Mythicus, Prop Red & Rive Droite. Have loved their wines since Turley left & am very interested to try MacDonald's

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#4 Post by Ian Dorin » February 14th, 2019, 9:15 am

Is this the 2015 offer? These wines with Graeme making them are on a whole other level. A good friend of mine was there recently and was absolutely floored by the quality.
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#5 Post by John Morris » February 14th, 2019, 9:22 am

A cross link to the Why no love for Blankiet? thread a year ago.
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#6 Post by R. Frankel » February 14th, 2019, 9:44 am

Ian Dorin wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:15 am
Is this the 2015 offer? These wines with Graeme making them are on a whole other level. A good friend of mine was there recently and was absolutely floored by the quality.
It’s the 2016 offer.
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#7 Post by TomC » February 14th, 2019, 11:54 am

I have yet to uncork or taste a Blankiet. But I went in on POH last fall and this month’s releases simply because Graeme is making the wine. Stellar comments here and reviews, of course, don’t hurt.
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#8 Post by jflegler » February 14th, 2019, 12:46 pm

I bought my allocation and requested a few more (Mythicus allocation was only 1 bottle). I thought the wines were exceptional with Dennis in the cellar. Excited to see what the future holds with Graeme now teaming up with Claude.
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#9 Post by KenL. » February 14th, 2019, 5:26 pm

In for a couple proprietary red. My first order.
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#10 Post by Phil M » February 15th, 2019, 7:07 am

In for a bottle of Mythicus- I usually buy more but paying for a wedding this year 😱
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#11 Post by T. Altmayer » February 15th, 2019, 8:27 am

Under Graeme, they are making really nice wines. Went to a tasting there somewhat recently. This offering is a bit more than I’m comfortable with (just bought one bottle), but their Prince of Hearts line is also very good.
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#12 Post by Justin Wittkopf » February 15th, 2019, 8:59 am

I had a chance to taste the 2016’s as barrel samples twice last year. These wines are flat out incredible. And I have been a fan of Blankiet for a few years when Denis was the winemaker, but these wines with Graeme at the helm are on a whole other level. I believe the Merlot that Graeme made in 2016 is one fo the best from California ever made, imho.

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#13 Post by F.Daner » September 29th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Anyone visit lately ?
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