Chappellet Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Another stunner from Napa Valley's highly acclaimed Chappellet vineyard. Enjoy.
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. The alcohol weighed in at 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm cassis, wild blueberries and black raspberries, plus hints of chocolate box, menthol, tapenade, smoked meats and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with vibrant black fruits, framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Drink date: 2022-2052." Nov 2020
Winery: "Powerful, profound and impeccably structured, this wine captures the essence of great mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. As it evolves in the glass, concentrated aromas of blueberry, blackberry and black currant meld with hints of anise, graphite, complex herbs, dark chocolate, espresso and spice. Though lush and viscous on the palate, a supple elegance frames the rich black cherry and ripe berry flavors, with taut underlying acidity adding poise and purity to a long resonating finish.
The most sought-after wine in our portfolio, this limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle of Chappellet winemaking and embodies the elegant power and complexity of Pritchard Hill winegrowing. Like the great Bordeaux wines that first inspired Donn Chappellet, this wine is crafted by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with other classic Bordeaux varietals. Grown on our rocky, mountainside vineyard, our Cabernets have consistently displayed an ability to age for several decades."
|Varietal||85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec|
|Aging||22 months in 100% new French oak|
|Region||Napa Valley, California|