(2009 Vintage) The most sought-after of all Chappellet wines, this limited‐production Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle of Chappellet winemaking, and embodies the elegant power and complexity of Pritchard Hill winegrowing. From its dark, incredibly saturated color to its intense aromas of baked blackberry, dark cherry, creme de cassis, plum and anise this wine is layered, rich and sophisticated. On the palate, notes of espresso, dark chocolate and toasted oak, support beautiful ripe fruit and spice flavors, with seamless, mouthcoating tannins adding power and longevity. Despite its epic nature, there is also a liveliness and radiance to this wine that gives it poise, precision and balance.
The Pritchard Hill is one of owner, Molly Chappellet's favorites. Her and husband Donn, co-founded Chappellet Winery in 1967, and have since passed it on to their children, including daughter Carissa Chappellet. Molly is known as an artist, entertainer and James Beard Award winner for her book "A Vineyard Garden."
Lovely definition of a Napa cab. Big and bold, but balanced. Black fruit and anise. Tannins could use a bit of aging but not overbearing and add nice structure. Strong garnet color.
EXCELLENT!!! Great fruit, really balanced. etoh was clearly manageable.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2012
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage)
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker