94 POINT ‘HEAD-TURNER’ FROM A HISTORIC NAPA PRODUCER – PARKER SAYS ‘SELLS AT A BARGAIN PRICE'!
“One of Napa Valley’s oldest, family-owned wineries, Chappellet is out with the newest vintage of their Signature Cabernet and as usual, it does not disappoint. Scoring 94 points nearly across the board, critics agree that the 2014 Chappellet Signature Cabernet offers ‘superb value’. Robert Parker says it ‘sells at a bargain price for what is in the bottle’. We only have 75 bottles currently in house, selling for a lower price than the winery, so don’t hesitate or you’ll miss out!” –Glen Knight, The Wine House
2014 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley
94+ Points Robert Parker 94 Points James Suckling 93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Winery Price: $65 Wine House: $54.99 Only 75 bottles available!
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9/% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a classic example of Pritchard Hill, Chappellet and of Napa Valley. Brilliant purity, a dense purple color, superb blackberry and floral-infused blueberry fruit and cassis, a full-bodied mouthfeel, moderate but sweet tannin and a long, layered, texture and finish make for a profound Cabernet Sauvignon that actually sells at a bargain price for what is in the bottle. Moreover, look for it to evolve graciously for another 20+ years.” –Robert Parker, December 2016
“Aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries, mushrooms and spices. Full and very intense with lots of fruit. Firm and silky. Plenty of tension. Layered and intense. Love it now, but this will be better in 2020.” –James Suckling, January
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is fabulous. A host of graphite, smoke, licorice, lavender, crème de cassis and exotic spice give the wine its characteristic savory and mineral-drenched flavors. Medium in body and exquisitely layered in the glass, the Signature is a real head-turner. Best of all, it is a superb value. And I do mean superb.” –Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2016
FROM THE WINERY
The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been our flagship wine for more than three decades. It is a benchmark for the long-lived hillside wines of the Napa Valley; full of structure and aging potential, yet seductively forward in its varietal character. The dry, rocky soils of Pritchard Hill produce small, intensely flavorful grapes. Crop thinning allows for full, even ripening and
further elevates flavor complexity.
Growing Season and Harvest For the third year in a row, Mother Nature provided exceptional growing conditions. In fact, our vineyard manager, Dave Pirio, believes that 2012, 2013 and 2014 may be the finest run of growing seasons he has seen in his more than 30 years of farming Pritchard Hill. While 2014 offered lovely temperate, mid-season weather that was ideal for our early ripening varieties, it also brought ample warmth in September and October, ensuring perfect ripeness in our late-ripening grapes. With no threat of rain or significant heat events, the fruit was harvested at an unhurried pace
in pristine condition. Overall, our yields were down slightly, resulting in beautiful depth and concentration.
Blend 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc & 4% Merlot
Tasting Notes Deep and rich, this is a classic expression of hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,
offering alluring aromas of boysenberry, black currant and dark chocolate, as well as subtler layers of sweet oak, savory herbs and fresh-roasted coffee. On the palate, ripe fruit and plush, radiant tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and an almost liqueur-like richness that carries through to a long, lingering finish
ABOUT THE CHAPPELLETS
When Molly and Donn Chappellet moved to Pritchard Hill in 1967, they had five children and one on the way. As their vineyards have matured, Molly and Donn’s family has grown, and today includes nine wonderful grandchildren, who can often be found
playing in the vineyards as their parents did before them. Recognized as one of the great family-owned and run Napa Valley wineries, the history of Chappellet reflects the passion and commitment of this pioneering family. Through four decades and three generations, the Chappellets have made Pritchard Hill their home, while also establishing it as one of the world’s most revered winegrowing sites. Today, the second generation of the
family works alongside their parents to ensure that the winery and vineyards continue to thrive for generations to come.
The Chappellet family’s romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent vista of forests and wildflower-filled meadows. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill’s rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these
Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines since 1967.
Pritchard Hill’s rugged terroir has become legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth—qualities that define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. As a result, Chappellet wines have consistently received the highest praise from critics, and are sought after by the world's premier collectors.Today, a second generation of the family has joined their parents in embracing the romance of Pritchard Hill. They are passionate about preserving the land and continuing what Donn and Molly began—making extraordinary wines.
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