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Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

91 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “It’s a taste of the Napa icon and vibrancy of the 98-Point 2013 vintage for under $25 – difficult to beat that! What we appreciate about this Meritage blend of 43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec and 5% Cab Franc is that the wine is immediately approachable. Bright aromas from the classic vintage scream from the glass and on the palate deliver nuances of dark cherry, wild berries, cassis, plum, mocha and black pepper. There is a richness with sweet fruit characteristics and texture that make for easy drinking and will be even more fun around the bar-b-que once the weather arrives. Enjoy, this is a fun wine to have around the house.”

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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

91 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “It’s a taste of the Napa icon and vibrancy of the 98-Point 2013 vintage for under $25 – difficult to beat that! What we appreciate about this Meritage blend of 43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec and 5% Cab Franc is that the wine is immediately approachable. Bright aromas from the classic vintage scream from the glass and on the palate deliver nuances of dark cherry, wild berries, cassis, plum, mocha and black pepper. There is a richness with sweet fruit characteristics and texture that make for easy drinking and will be even more fun around the bar-b-que once the weather arrives. Enjoy, this is a fun wine to have around the house.”

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