Crisp and herbal with peaches and lime all over the place. Drinks like a lighter bodied cross between a Loire Sav Blanc and an Albariño. A perfect match to a chicken Caesar salad on one of the last warm days of the year. This TX producer delivers more often than not. Super enjoyable. — a month ago
Cherry, strawberry, cream, watermelon candy, apricot and hints of lemon. Great acidity and balance. — 5 days ago
Punches you in the mouth, but clean, dry finish. Solid. — 15 hours ago
Super beau en ce moment. Au nez, tabac, cafe, epices et fruits noirs. Dans le verre le vin montre une légère évolution, en bouche c’est tres bien l’elevage est bien assimile, tabac, cuir, eucalyptus, mine de crayon. Tres proche du profil bordelais mais un petit coté vanillé qui nous dit clairement que nous sommes à Napa... — 12 days ago
12’ Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet. First thing you notice is that deep purple color(syrup)
Full bodied & tight out the bottle. We decanted it for an hour and put it back in the bottle. Brought it to dinner. Just starting to come alive at this point.
Blackberry & blueberry fruits, cassis, licorice, sage. Elegance & finessed ... long finish. Hands-down the best I’ve had from this producer. Need to try the 2010 & 14 next. — 5 days ago
The fragrant nose is a tug of war between the bright and floral berry fruits and the brooding dark fruits, sprinkled with cedar, peppery spices, grilled meat, and leather. The palate is broad, round, and yet powerful, with spot on acidity and bitter sweet tannins. Long elegant finish.
With so much power and structure, I was stumped by the 13.2% abv.
The winery’s first winemaker was Andy Smith (of DuMOL), then Michael Browne (of Kosta Browne), and in 2010 turned to Russel Bevan. Admittedly I bought the bottles not knowing the winery, but figured with list of winemakers like this, it can’t be bad. Glad that I still have couple bottles left.
— 19 days ago