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2016 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States

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Pure, powerful and beautifully structured, this opulent wine captures theessence of great mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Alluring aromas of blueberry, blackberry, dark choc...

  • 100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 100 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill has a very deep garnet-purple color. To smell the nose is like hearing angels trumpeting at the pearly gates! The most incredible and evocative scents come spilling out of the glass, conjuring notions of freshly crushed black raspberries, wild blueberries, red and black currant compote and raspberry leaves with subtler hints of roses, violets, tilled soil, cigar box and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied and achingly graceful in the mouth, the perfumed black and red fruits seemingly dance on the palate with a very firm yet beautifully fine-grained texture and just the right amount of freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Hallelujah—this is perfection!!

100 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Cut from the same cloth with the intensity turned all the way up, but with no loss of purity or elegance, the heavenly 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is a worthy follow up to the otherworldly 2015. Awesome notes of crème de cassis, gamey blueberries, sappy underbrush/mountain scrub brush, flowery incense and crushed rocks all literally soar from the glass of this full-bodied beauty. Hitting the palate with awesome intensity and depth, it stays magically weightless and seamless, with both structure and considerable opulence. Don't miss this wine. I followed this wine for multiple days and it never budged an inch with regard to evolution and oxidation. It's going to keep for 3-4 decades.

Product Description:

Pure, powerful and beautifully structured, this opulent wine captures theessence of great mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Alluring aromas of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate and espresso rise from the glass, followed by notes of anise, smoke and spice. The luxurious fruit continues on the palate, where lush flavors of ripe berry and dark cherry are framed by a beautiful structure and mouth coating tannins. The finish is rich and lingering, accented by notes of toasted oak, clove, nutmeg. - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 115331
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

100 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, pepper, earth, green, plum and mocha
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, spice and earth