CHAPPELLET “Signature” Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

(Napa Valley, CA) $70

Situated on the rolling mountain slopes of Pritchard Hill above the Napa Valley, the Chappellet vineyards yield cabernets of intense personality. For me, “primordial” is always the word that comes to mind.  They are dark, savory, sexy wines redolent of tobacco, old leather, sandalwood, woodsmoke, and exotic spices. And although they are powerful structurally, winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus is a master of coaxing out a certain plushness. I’ve tasted this wine many times in the last year, often in the company of wines that cost two or three times as much, and it always shines. Got a dinner party coming up? This is your wine. (14.5% abv)

95 points KM

Available at Vivino

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