Trade Team

Mitch Boyd

Mitch Boyd, Director of National Sales – Raleigh, NC
International
mitch@chappellet.com

Amy Chappellet

Amy Chappellet, Regional Sales Manager – West – St. Helena, CA
AK, CA, CO, HI, OR, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WA, WY
amy@chappellet.com

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Photography

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

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Press Highlights

Creators.com

1/21

2017 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 100 Points

“There are a handful of Napa Valley cabernets that are deserving of iconic status, having demonstrated over decades that they are anything but a fluke of nature. Pritchard Hill is Chappellet’s contribution to the pantheon of truly great Napa Valley cab. This is the 20th anniversary of this iconic cab from the iconic 50-year-old winery located off the Silverado Trail along the eastern side of the valley. The 2017 is rich, deep, and impressive, with polished tannins despite its muscular structure; dark-fruit notes of blackberry, cassis, and blueberry; and remarkable depth and length. It’s a wine for the ages.”

-Robert Whitley

Wine Advocate

11/20

2018 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 98+ Points
“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.”

2018 Chappellet Cabernet Franc – 95+ Points
“The 2018 Cabernet Franc is a blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, and 6% Malbec. It was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. The alcohol weighed in at 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple in color, bright, cheery red and black fruit notes of red currant jelly, blackberry pie, Morello cherries, and boysenberries spring from the glass, followed by nuances of pencil shavings, red roses, raspberry leaves, and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate displays compelling purity, featuring bags of crunchy blackberry flavors and ripe, finely grained tannins to support, finishing with a lively skip in its step. Drink Date: 2021 – 2039.”

2018 Chappellet Hideaway Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points
“The Hideaway vineyard is located on the slopes of Pritchard Hill at an elevation of 1,425 feet. Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hideaway Vineyard was aged in French oak barrels, 80% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes galloping out of the glass with notes of freshly crushed blackberries, black cherries and ripe black currants plus suggestions of licorice, unsmoked cigars and dried Provence herbs with a waft of cast iron pan. The medium to full-bodied palate displays wonderful energy with loads of mineral sparks lifting the black fruits along with impressive freshness, framed by ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long with an herbal lift. Drink Date: 2022 – 2048.”

2018 Chappellet Altimeter Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 93+ Points
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Altimeter is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a new addition to the Chappellet portfolio—part of the ‘Mountain Estates’ range. The vineyard is located up on Atlas Peak. This wine was aged in French oak barrels, 85% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is just a tad reticent to begin, slowly offering up delicate notes of Black Forest cake, black raspberries and kirsch plus suggestions of tar, new leather and sautéed herbs with a hint of cardamom. The full-bodied palate is also a little broody, offering a rock-solid structure of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory. Give this one a good 3-5 years before broaching and drink it over the next 25+ years. Drink Date: 2023 – 2048.”

2018 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon – 93+ Points
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. It was harvested from September 18 to October 30, and the alcohol weighed in at 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple in color, exuberant notes of warm plums, ripe black and red currants and black cherries come bounding out of the glass with suggestions of cedar chest, unsmoked cigars and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is simply singing with juicy black fruits and velvety tannins, finishing long with some baking spice hints coming through. Open for business now, this wine can easily be cellared for 20 years or more. Drink Date: 2020 – 2040.”

-Lisa Perrotti-Brown

JamesSuckling.com

10/20

2018 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 96 Points
“Blue fruit with boysenberry and floral aromas. Cassis, too. It’s full-bodied, yet very tight and toned on the palate with fine tannins that are formed and polished. A classic wine. Give this three or four years to soften. Best after 2024.”

2018 Chappellet Sugarloaf Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points
“This is very typical with cassis, forest-floor, mushroom and dried -lower aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, but not overdone, with firm, chewy tannins that give it a dusty texture. The finish shows a blue-fruit note and crushed stones. It really needs time to soften. Try after 2024.”

2018 Chappellet Cabernet Franc – 94 Points
“What a luscious, succulent cabernet franc with blue fruit, chocolate, and some hazelnut and walnut undertones. It’s full and layered with a round, creamy-tannin texture that gives form and texture to the wine. Drink or hold.”

2018 Chappellet Hideaway Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points
“Lots of blueberry, hazelnut, chocolate and walnut character to this with some cassis and plum, too. It’s rather tannic and toned with a chewy palate and a long, intense finish. Toned is the word. Needs time to soften. Try after 2023.”

2018 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon – 93 Points
“Lots of blackcurrant and blueberry with violet and boysenberry. Some chocolate, too. Full-bodied with lightly dusty tannins that give a special texture and beauty to the wine. Flavorful and intense at the finish. Better after 2023.”

-James Suckling

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