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Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature Series 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Aromatically this is really attractive with an initial burst of sweet yet fresh black currant fruit that is quickly augmented by notes of cocoa, leather, mint, earth, oak, and pencil shavings. This is perfumed and shows the warmth of the year yet remains complex and even a bit restrained. A bit blunt on entry with an early hit of tannin that forms a firm foundation for the intense black currant, biter cherry herb, and earth flavors that build in the mouth. With its youthful touch of peach skin on the palate and lovely purity and freshness to the fruit on the backend this remains taut and vivid . The fruit tannins of the palate linger on the long finish which reveals more of a toasty spice note This impresses with elegance and finesse from start to finish. Certainly not a wine made to win competitions, it is dry, and clear, and crisp, a classic Napa Valley Cabernet that harkens back the style of wine that made Napa famous. A seductive wine with a future that should span two decades. 94 pts

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Chappellet Vineyard:
The Chappellets’ romance with Pritchard Hill started when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its spectacular vistas. Perched 1,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, the atmosphere at the Chappellet family's winery and Pritchard Hill estate vineyards is serene and peaceful. You can't help but fall in love with the breathtaking views and the gentle mountain Donn and Molly Chappellet ... Read more
The Chappellets’ romance with Pritchard Hill started when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its spectacular vistas. Perched 1,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, the atmosphere at the Chappellet family's winery and Pritchard Hill estate vineyards is serene and peaceful. You can't help but fall in love with the breathtaking views and the gentle mountain Donn and Molly Chappellet made their home. The Chappellet family has been crafting world class wines from their Pritchard Hill estate vineyards since 1967. Spurred by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills and that mountain fruit would make superior wine, Chappellet followed the advice of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. The Chappellets were the first to plant vineyards exclusively on high elevation hillsides and the second winery to be established in the Napa Valley after Prohibition. The foundation of Chappellet winemaking program is focused on creating extraordinary age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the unique characteristics of the fruit from Pritchard Hill. The rugged terroir of Chappellet's vineyards produces wines with great intensity and depth, qualities that define the world's finest wines. For four decades Chappellet wines have received high praise from wine critics and have been sought after by the world's premier collectors. Today the six Chappellet children share their parents’ romance with Pritchard Hill's complex rocky soils and magnificent views. They are passionate about preserving the land by using sustainable farming techniques and continuing what their parents started: making extraordinary wines that express the distinctiveness of Pritchard Hill. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature Series

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,195
4.50 5
01/14/2011

Aromatically this is really attractive with an initial burst of sweet yet fresh black currant fruit that is quickly augmented by notes of cocoa, leather, mint, earth, oak, and pencil shavings. This is perfumed and shows the warmth of the year yet remains complex and even a bit restrained. A bit blunt on entry with an early hit of tannin that forms a firm foundation for the intense black currant, biter cherry herb, and earth flavors that build in the mouth. With its youthful touch of peach skin on the palate and lovely purity and freshness to the fruit on the backend this remains taut and vivid . The fruit tannins of the palate linger on the long finish which reveals more of a toasty spice note This impresses with elegance and finesse from start to finish. Certainly not a wine made to win competitions, it is dry, and clear, and crisp, a classic Napa Valley Cabernet that harkens back the style of wine that made Napa famous. A seductive wine with a future that should span two decades. 94 pts


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Snooth User: chris corbray
9309473
4.00 5
09/08/2011

Has a light silky texure going down. Fruit forward with light tannins. This wine is very good...but would be even better with more tannins or oak added in my opinion.....I say that because some people don't like the oak in their wine. Highly recommended; if you can find it. Goes well with anything, even fish...yes, I said fish. But very awesome with a med. rare steak.


Snooth User: bashamg
50891854
4.00 5
01/23/2011

Four glasses




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