Original
43 Ratings
Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley

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Wine Description

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.

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    vmf

    delicious, needs 5 more years to fully mature. great potential.

    about 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) "Elegantly styled with a wonderful sense of balance, it offers a complex core of currant, anise, sage and a splash of vanilla and mocha, finishing with ripe, fine-grained tannins that flex their muscles on the finish. Best from 2006 through 2012."
  • Wine & Spirits
    (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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/97.