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This medium-bodied revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a classic bouquet of blueberries, creme de cassis,...Read more...
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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 m... Read more
Bluish-purple in the glass. Very much a viney nose. Very pleasant on the tongue. Some blackberry/blueberry fruit flavors. Sturdy tannin, but no... Read more
[$35] creamy; on the palate peach, apricot, citrus, vanilla, nutty; not a huge fan though the others liked it Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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
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.
[$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
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...
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.
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...
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa 750ml
Elegant, with understated cherry, cedar and currant flavors, turning spicy and firm on the finish, where dry tannins weigh in. Best from 2000 through 2006. 5,500 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa 750ml
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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