2016 Chappellet Signature Napa Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States
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"A classic expression of hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, this luxurious and powerfully structured wine begins with aromas of ripe berry, cherry, cedar and cigar box, a...
- 96+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
- 96 International Wine Report
96+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature has a very deep garnet-purple color and opens with wonderfully expressive notes of warm cassis, baked plums, black raspberries and kirsch with suggestions of underbrush, lilacs and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals layers of red and black berries with stunning freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long and earthy."
96 International Wine Report
The 2016 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely sensational, and may be the most impressive I have ever tasted from Chappellet. Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot and 9% Malbec this instantly bursts open with seductive aromas of ripe blackberries and black currants which are joined by espresso, tilled soil, dark chocolate and dried exotic spices that all soar from the glass. Full-bodied and beautifully polished with outstanding concentration, depth and structure. It goes on to impress with its opulent layers of ripe dark fruits, espresso and spice flavors that are framed by lovely underlying acidity keeping it fresh through the long supple finish. This is a total knockout, and amongst one of the finest vintages I can recall for Chappellet’s 'Signature' Cabernet. While this is nearly impossible to resist in its youth, it also has the potential to age brilliantly over the next two decades.
"A classic expression of hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, this luxurious and powerfully structured wine begins with aromas of ripe berry, cherry, cedar and cigar box, as well as notes of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and clove. On the palate, rich, but well-knit tannins, underscore silky berry liqueur flavors, carrying the wine to a lingering finish with hints of bay leaf and anise.
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 concentrated varietal character. The dry, rocky soils of Pritchard Hill produce small, intensely flavorful grapes. Crop thinning allows for full, even ripening and elevates flavor complexity." - Winery
96+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
96 - International Wine Report
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec|
|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|