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Mitch Boyd, Director of National Sales – Raleigh, NC
Amy Chappellet, Regional Sales Manager – West – St. Helena, CA
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Oat seed is spread as a cover crop to hold soil on steep terraces and add nutriments.
of Oat seed is spread as a cover crop to hold soil on steep terraces and add nutriments.
The meadow below the family home offers an unobstructed view of a lush green cover crop below dormant winter vines.
of The meadow below the family home offers an unobstructed view of a lush green cover crop below dormant winter vines.
"The new Chappellet Winery has a remarkable amphitheater site and a soaring modern building which is no less than a cathedral of wine". - World Atlas of Wine 1971
of "The new Chappellet Winery has a remarkable amphitheater site and a soaring modern building which is no less than a cathedral of wine". - World Atlas of Wine 1971
"A Deathbed Promise To Achieve A 100 Point Napa Valley Wine"
“When Cyril Chappellet sat by his father’s bedside as he lay there dying, he and his siblings wanted to promise one last thing to their father – to finally receive 100 points for their Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. They had gotten close with a “99.5” but that isn’t 100. After Cyril’s father had spent almost 50 years devoting his life to Pritchard Hill, helping to encourage high-altitude “mountain grown” Cabernet, it seemed to his children that he didn’t fully receive the full recognition that he deserved creating some of the most long lived Napa Valley wines, rivaling some of the Bordeaux greats.”
– Catherine Todd
“15 Wines That Pair Perfectly With Your Next Backyard Barbecue”
“When the mercury rises and the grill gets fired up, you may find yourself reaching for a cold beer. But this year, whether your specialty is a secret sauce for burgers, dry rub for ribs or sourcing some of the best beef on the planet, punch up your barbecue with just the right bottle of wine. Across the range of fish, fowl, steaks or chops that might make an appearance over your fire, we have brilliant pairings covered with three families of wines.
2017 Chappellet Hideaway Cabernet Sauvignon
This complex, opulent wine from Chappellet comes from high on Prichard Hill. A dark, savory nose of crushed rock, flint, toasted spice and dark chocolate–coated blackberries is followed by an intense palate marked by hints of salinity and intense, briary blackberry and plum fruit.”
2019 Chappellet Signature Chenin Blanc- Excellent
Straw lovely aromas of green melon and lilacs. Medium bodied with very good concentration, very good acidity and a lengthy, off dry finish. Lovely varietal character, beautiful harmony and a nice sense of charm. Enjoy over the next 2 3 years.”
2017 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon – Excellent
“Bright deep purple; aromas of black currant, clove and hints of cigar box. Medium full, this offers excellent depth of ripe black currant fruit, well integrated oak notes, good acidity and firm, but well balanced tannins. Given the heat of this vintage, this is an impressive achievement! The harmony of this wine allows for current drinkability, with peak drinking in 10 12 years.” Excellent
2017 Chappellet Hideaway Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Excellent
“Bright purple; aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black plum and a hint of molasses. Medium-full to full-bodied with a rich mid-palate offering ripe expressive black fruit. Balanced acidity, rich, supple tannins, well integrated wood notes and very good persistence. This is a bit showy now, but an engaging wine. Give this time to come together. Try again in 2-3 years, with peak drinking in 7-10 years.” Excellent