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Blankiet Estate - Harvest 2011, October 2011

Claude and Katherine Blankiet’s pristine vineyards are located on the hillsides of Yountville, just behind Dominus. The arrival of consulting oenologist Denis Malbec two years ago is part of a move towards wines of greater elegance that starts with placing less stress on the vines, leaving a more robust canopy and creating final blends later than had been the case in recent years. I will have more to share on the wines I tasted during my visit in Issue 198. In this video Blankiet and Malbec discuss their approach to harvesting and winemaking. © 2013 All Grapes Media, LLC