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Mitch Boyd, Director of National Sales
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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
2018 Chappellet Grower Collection Dutton Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir – 93 Points
“Lively and savory in forest spice with an herbal undercurrent, this full-bodied red is luxuriously lengthy. Wildly intriguing in fruity components of currant and cherry, it finishes in toasted oak and chocolate-covered espresso bean.” 93 Points: Excellent; highly recommended
"Napa Valley 2018 – A Great Vintage"
2018 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 98 Points
“Always one of the top wines in a vintage, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is another gorgeous wine with a more plush, supple texture that hides solid underlying structure and tannins. Beautiful notes of blueberries, new leather, camphor, violets, and smoked tobacco all flow to a full-bodied, seamless, gorgeously textured beauty that’s very much in the style of the vintage. Possessing remarkable purity, flawless balance, and building tannins, give bottles 4 5 years of bottle age, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 25+ years.” 98 Points: As good as it gets. These wines reach the peak of my personal scale of quality.
2018 Chappellet Hideaway Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 97 Points
“Coming from a rocky estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hideaway Vineyard reveals a deep purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of ripe black fruits, tobacco, scorched earth, candied violets, and orange blossom. With medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and a fresh yet concentrated, powerful style, this is pure Napa goodness to drink over the coming two decades or more.” 97 Points: As good as it gets. These wines reach the peak of my personal scale of quality.
2018 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Points
“The wines show a beautiful sense of freshness and purity, and at times can have an almost Bordeaux-like character in their tannins, acids, and textures.This larger production cuvée from this estate is always a winner, and the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature checks in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Malbec. Beautiful crème de cassis, camphor, toasted spice, leather, and earthy tobacco notes all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is medium to full-bodied, supple, and seamless on the palate, with loads of upfront appeal. Drink it over the coming 10 12 years.” 92 Points: Outstanding wines. These wines are outstanding for their type and are worth the extra effort to seek out.
2018 Chappellet Cabernet Franc– 96 Points
“A smoking value, the 2018 Cabernet Franc has textbook Cabernet Franc darker, almost blue fruits as well as gorgeous floral, leather, spice, and incense aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, it has a similar supple elegance that conceals solid underlying tannins and concentration. It can be drunk today with plenty of pleasure, yet a good 3 4 years of bottle age will do it well, and it should evolve gracefully over the following 10 15 years.” 96 Points: As good as it gets. These wines reach the peak of my personal scale of quality.
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.”