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Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) 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 ageing 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.

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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/97.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage) This is the winery's basic Cabernet, but there's nothing common about it. It's dry and complex and moderately ageworthy, a hillside Cabernet that revels in its plush, firm tannins and ripe fruit. There's a minerality that seems to come from the soil, with expressive blackberry, currant, chocolate and anise flavors. Really fine now after a decant, and should develop through this decade.