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Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2000

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The 2000 Signature Cabernet opens with intense, dark fruit aromas of blackberry, currant, and dark cherry. The concentrated fruit is punctuated with spicy notes of anise and black pepper adding complexity and character to the nose. Layers of dark chocolate and roasted coffee impart additional depth and richness. The aromas carry through satisfyingly into the rich, mouthfilling palate. Baked cherry, toasty oak and hints of smoke and spice round out the flavors and lead to a long, flavorful finish. Enjoy now through 2012.

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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

Member Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.50 5
03/04/2009

[Penne with pesto] Dark purple; on the nose, lavender, currant, and spice; full-bodied, creamy, meaty, super concentrated; on the palate, blackberry, chocolate cedar, spice and smoke. When I first opened seemed a little lighter with detectable Petite Verdot, however over about 4 hours became heavier with super-concentrated fruit and more pronounced chocolate. A great drink now, but if you have only 1, hold it; it benefit from a few years in the bottle. I regret that I bought only 1. I find myself so frequently dissappointed by the many overpriced and overhyped Cabs, however at <$40 this is a great selection.


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

My last bottle and appropriate. Drink 'em now.


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

[$120] black and red fruit, tar, tobacco. Lacked the big fruit and cassis I look for in a Cali cab, had a strong earthy quality. Actually it felt a little thin after a few hours. Drinking now, but the group clearly preferred the 2002 Signature. And I prefer the '00 Signature to this esp at 1/3 the price. Didn't purchase.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
03/04/2009

[Salt, lamb] Dark purple; aromas of currant, spice smoke. Didnt seem as concentrated as the last bottle, but still great. Cassis, cherry cola, spice, chocolate. If there is a better $30 Cab, I need to know about it.


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Showy, with spicy, cedary oak preceding ripe currant and plummy Cabernet fruit. Turns elegant, with fine, integrated tannins. Drink now through 2008. 800 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill 750ml



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The 2000 Signature Cabernet opens with intense, dark fruit aromas of blackberry, currant, and dark cherry. The concentrated fruit is punctuated with spicy notes of anise and black pepper adding complexity and character to the nose. Layers of dark chocolate and roasted coffee impart additional depth and richness. The aromas carry through satisfyingly into the rich, mouthfilling palate. Baked cherry, toasty oak and hints of smoke and spice round out the flavors and lead to a long, flavorful finish. Enjoy now through 2012.

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