2019 CHAPPELLET NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Donn Chappellet dreamed of making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that would rival First Growths of Bordeaux. In 1967, with the advice of André Tchelistcheff, he and his wife Molly established Chappellet and were some of the first to plant vines on Pritchard Hill. Their vineyard ranges 800 to 1,800 feet in elevation and reaps critical acclaim, even being called “Napa Valley’s Rodeo Drive” and “Napa Valley’s Grand Cru.”
Family Owned since 1967 and made by Legendary Winemaker Phillip Titus, The rest is History in the making… please note: this remaining 2019 Vintage is very limited, and about to sell-out.
James Suckling Tasting Notes, “This is very complex, with blackcurrants, tobacco and cedar. Some sandalwood and terra-cotta, too. Medium-to full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins that are creamy-textured and so long and pure. Attractive and complex. 77% cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot, malbec and merlot. So good now to drink, but will age beautifully. Drink or hold.” JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck Tasting Notes, “Always a smoking value that readers shouldn’t miss, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature sports a dense purple color to go with beautiful cassis and blueberry-like fruits as well as bouquet garni, spice, and obvious, rocky mineral-like aromas and flavors. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with notable structure and good acidity, it’s going to keep for two decades in cold cellars. It’s a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100.“ JEB DUNNUCK 94 POINTS
PS: Their 2019 CHAPPELLET PRITCHARD HILL ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON that sells for $300/btl scored an outstanding 99 POINTS!