Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley Signature 2001
Concentrated aromas of black cherry and boysenberry fruit fill the glass. Nuances of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, along with an element of spice and toast from the oak aging, add depth and richness to the nose. On the palate, the sweet, well-defined fruit is bolstered by full, rich tannins giving enough structure for long term aging. A layer of sweet oak adds spice and complexity while firm acidity gives brightness to the lingering ripe fruit finish.
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The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Donn Chappelletrsquo;s deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet, ripe fruit on the mid-palate, an attractive, plush texture, and a spicy finish. This elegant, medium-bodied, delicious, savory Cabernet should be enjoyed over the next decade.
A wonderful Cabernet, dry and classically structured, notable for elegance and smooth power. A sort of junior version of the Pritchard Hill Estate bottling, it's rich and complex in blackberry and cherry, chocolate and cedar flavors, wrapped into smooth tannins. now-2014.
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.
Dark ruby hue. Moderately aromatic with a distinct oak accent. A firm entry leads to a moderately full-bodied palate with a deep core of cassis. Finishes with solid tannins and a fine acidity. Well balanced, and structured for further aging. Drink now or later.
Concentrated aromas of black cherry and boysenberry fruit fill the glass. Nuances of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, along with the element of spice and toast from the oak aging, add depth and richness to the nose. On the palate, the sweet, well-defined fruit is bolstered by full, rich tannins, giving enough structure for long-term aging. A layer of sweet oak adds spice and complexity, while firm acidity gives brightness to the lingering ripe fruit finish.
Understated, firmly structured and focused, with a complex range of cedar, currant, sage, anise and tobacco flavors that expand on the finish. Tannins are firm but integrated. Drink now through 2005.
Offers a complex mix of cedar, dried currant, pencil shavings and mineral flavors in a full-bodied style. A firm and tannic wine, ending with drying tannins. Drink now through 2022.
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