Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard 2006

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Blended using the most exceptional fruit from our finest vineyard blocks, this wine seamlessly balances intense berry fruit with rich tannins and mouthfeel. Concentrated aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plum give way to enticing layers of dark chocolate, espresso and smoke. On the palate, dark berry and currant elements flow into flavors of caramel, cocoa and coffee before concluding with elegant notes of French oak, brown sugar and molasses. To add even greater depth and complexity to the powerful core of Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was blended with our most expressive selections of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.

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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
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Member Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard

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Snooth User: jimatkin
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3.50 5
06/14/2012

Top of the line. Excellent quality. Should age well


Snooth User: robertv935
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5.00 5
09/22/2010

Great!


Snooth User: cscanderson
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4.00 5
02/12/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
10/05/2011

The prodigious 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate showcases this extraordinary area. Blue fruits intermixed with black raspberries, black currants, blackberries, camphor, spring flowers, and a forest floor-like character contribute to the complex aromatics. Opaque purple-colored, full-bodied, and seamlessly constructed with superb integration of wood, tannin, alcohol, and acidity, this beauty will be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age, and should last 30 or more years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/18/2010

Firm and concentrated, with taut, vibrant mineral, blackberry, wild berry and black cherry fruit that gives this a rich core of flavors. Deep and concentrated, ending with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2011 through 2017. 1,550 cases made. -JL ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

WS: 96 Points



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Blended using the most exceptional fruit from our finest vineyard blocks, this wine seamlessly balances intense berry fruit with rich tannins and mouthfeel. Concentrated aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plum give way to enticing layers of dark chocolate, espresso and smoke. On the palate, dark berry and currant elements flow into flavors of caramel, cocoa and coffee before concluding with elegant notes of French oak, brown sugar and molasses. To add even greater depth and complexity to the powerful core of Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was blended with our most expressive selections of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.

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