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Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011

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This medium-bodied revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a classic bouquet of blueberries, creme de cassis, spring flowers, and background earth.

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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 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,240
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/17/2014

Black fruit that's a little inky, violet dominates the slightly herbal nose which shows a little licorice with hints of red fruit but big grilled meat and black pepper top notes. This is lightly tight on entry with early milky chocolate notes followed by bright, fine grained tannins, mineral notes, smoking wood notes and jammy blackberry fruit. There's nice tension on the palate, some pleasant fruit layered over a rather tightly knit structure,. This is still a touch short on the finish but the lean, rugged feel here, showing fat, power and finesse bodes well for positive development in the bottle. 92pts


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Snooth User: minocencio
1383861731
3.50 5
11/23/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,041
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/04/2014

Bluish-purple in the glass. Very much a viney nose. Very pleasant on the tongue. Some blackberry/blueberry fruit flavors. Sturdy tannin, but not like many others (e.g., Spring Mountain AVA). US$44.99 at Total Wine in 2013.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/04/2009

[$35] creamy; on the palate peach, apricot, citrus, vanilla, nutty; not a huge fan though the others liked it


External Reviews for Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Bright medium ruby. Musky aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf and red licorice; obviously a wine from a cool year. Boasts very good intensity, with ripe, penetrating acidity framing and enlivening the flavors of currant, pepper, herbs and tobacco leaf. The broad tannins are dusty but not dry and the finish displays good length and a light touch.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Features vivid red berry, cherry and raspberry flavors, with good density, moderate richness and a clean, snappy finish, reverberating with berry flavors and firm, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2022.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

This is an amazingly rich, complex and satisfying wine filled with plush, ripe fruit and abundant spice. On the nose, enticing layers of dark cherry and blackberry combine with rich Bordeaux aromatics of sweet tobacco and cedar. Elements of chocolate and roasted coee add a hedonistic dimension, with underlying new oak providing sweetness and elegant spice. The palate is broad and mouthfilling, with flavors of juicy, dark fruit, black currant, espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Supple, layered tannins accentuate this wines velvety richness and weight, while carrying it through to a long, seamless finish. - WineryBlend:81% Cabernet Sauvignon12% Petit Verdot4% Malbec3% MerlotAlc: 14.5%TA: .55 g/100 mlpH: 3.73


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/10/2014

Bright medium ruby. Musky aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf and red licorice; obviously a wine from a cool year. Boasts very good intensity, with ripe, penetrating acidity framing and enlivening the flavors of currant, pepper, herbs and tobacco leaf. The broad tannins are dusty but not dry and the finish displays good length and a light touch. This is an amazingly rich, complex and satisfying wine fi lled with plush, ripe fruit and abundant spice. On the nose, enticing layers of dark cherry and blackberry combine with rich Bordeaux aromatics of sweet tobacco and cedar. Elements of chocolate and roasted co ee add a hedonistic dimension, with underlying new oak providing sweetness and elegant spice. The palate is broad and mouth filling, with fl avors of juicy, dark fruit, black currant, espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Supple, layered tannins accentuate this wine's velvety richness and weight, while carrying it through to a long, seamless finish. - W...


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/11/2013

Opening with expressive notes of blackberry, cherry and cassis, this wine is full-bodied and rich. Hints of chocolate and espresso layer with spicy oak for added complexity. Smooth tannins infused with ripe sweet fruit create a lush, supple texture. Rich waves of berry, spice and herbs create a lasting impression of finesse and structure in this Cabernet.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 09/12/2013

Good medium ruby-red. Inviting aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, mocha, licorice, tobacco and loam. Supple on entry, then ripe, suave and concentrated, with harmonious acidity framing the youthful currant, mocha and menthol flavors. A bit less giving today than the nose suggests but nicely sweet and sharply delineated. The firmly tannic, lively finish is a bit youthfully tough and in need of patience, but this cabernet offers outstanding potential. - Stephen Tanzer 92+ Points The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a dark, mysterious beauty endowed with considerable depth and richness. Mocha, chocolate, spices and plums fuse together gracefully as this soft, supple wine takes shape in the glass. I very much like the immediacy of the 2010. Only a little bit of persistence is missing on the finish, but not enough to materially detract from what is a gorgeous bottle of wine. For Napa Valley standards, this is about as good as it gets for the money. The blend...


External Review
Vintage: 1996 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa 750ml


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This medium-bodied revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a classic bouquet of blueberries, creme de cassis, spring flowers, and background earth.

Dietary Information: Organic


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