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Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ryan M
9.8

Showing very nicely for a 2013. First Chappellet Pritchard Hill and WOW is what I have to say. On a completely different level from Chappellet's other labels. Parker says don't touch but if you are in a bind this '13 is ready. However, it will be huge in a decade or two. Inky and full of berries. #pritchardhill #chappellet

The flagship wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. This is a 40- to 50-year wine and simply compelling. Inky bluish/purple with a stunning nose of white flowers, crushed rock, blueberry, black raspberry and cassis, this is a great, great effort in this vintage, which is not that surprising, but this youthful wine still seems in its infancy and certainly has huge upside to it. It’s very deep and full-bodied, but still coiled very tight and restrained, this should turn out to be a tour de force and a great offering in 2013. Don’t touch it for another 5-7 years.
— 2 years ago

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TheSkip

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Personally, I like 'em old.

Oh wait. Wrong app. 😜
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😂⬆🤣
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Ryan glad I have a few of these after this

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Ryan M
9.0

So...I am officially out of daily drinkers and this one came into play. This falls within our category between think twice 🤔 & don't touch 🙅🏼. @Larissa Mitchell gave me the go ahead b/c she didn't care for the timeshare like presentation (& pressure) we got to purchase at the end of the tour. Quintessa makes a fine wine - no salesmanship needed.

My Sunday night challenge to you
@David A Lentine @Martin G Rivard @TheSkip @Mike Rowe @Daryl Calhoun @Roy Goble @Carl Fischer @Jim Trobaugh @Mike Smith @Ron R @Charles Hetzel @David Goldfinger @David Trumper @Bill Bender @Paul T @Eric LaMasters @Eric Shanks @"Odedi" is to recommend Napa reds (Cabs, Merlot, Cuvée) from $30-60 so I can refill this week. Feel free to comment/tag me in a past wine for reference. #napavalleyforever #mitchellwinestorage

Lastly, Chicago Cubs let's get some runs!! Opening a good bottle of wine for luck!!
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TN - The nose is strong with cassis and Rutherford dust. Makes me feel like I am laying on the side of the Silverado Trail. Decanted 1.5 hours and it needed it. Very silky on the tongue and dark ruby color.
— 3 years ago

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Michael Park

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On Q hard to beat for $60
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@Ryan Mitchell Awesome note Ryan!!
Ryan M

Ryan M

@Michael Park I wish the Q was $60 but inspired me to ask the question for my typical range.

Chappellet

Cervantes Mountain Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Medium bodied, medium tannins. Bright yet slightly austere fruit with a hint of forest floor on the finish. Loved it. From a Disney Cruise with the fam. Yup... surprisingly good wines on ship. Had ZD, La Jota, Far Niente, etc. — 2 years ago

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You know the ship well. I was pleasantly surprised by The Disney Fantasy. They know what they are doing and it was much more adult friendly than expected. I would do it again in a minute.
Ryan M

Ryan M

The adult areas are great. On our way to becoming gold members!!
Ryan M

Ryan M

Glad you enjoyed.

David Arthur

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

Delish! TN to follow. — 2 years ago

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You're on your trip, aren't you?!
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Insanely jealous. Drink well, my friend!

Chappellet

Cervantes Mountain Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Wow.



Had to take a breath there before I said anything. Chappellet doesn't have the words "disappointing" or "mediocre" in its vocabulary. Phillip Titus is the bomb, and the mountain cuveé is arguably Chappellet's best bottle, most certainly for the price of only $30!
The nose on this one was almost the best part, of which I could have been lost in for what seemed a lifetime. Fresh pencil shavings, fresh brewed espresso, anise, dried tobacco leaf, wet slate, dried violet petals, and smoke engulfed the entirety of my nostrils. Dark purple and very concentrated, the pallet exhibited notes of smoked chocolate, dark mulled berries, luxardo cherries, graphite, white pepper, and ending in a finale of mocha goodness, all wrapped together in a perfect tension of acidity and flawless tannin structure.

I almost didn't write about this one. I just wanted to sit back and relax, letting the cuveé show me around the mountain.
#titus #chappellet #pritchardhill #bliss
— 3 years ago

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Matt Trader

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I will say though, temperature plays a huge role. Best served at 64°, which the restaurant adheres to.
TheSkip

TheSkip

Great. Now I just need to get over this head cold. I'm drinking vicariously!
Matt Trader

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Yikes. Makes trying to enjoy aromatics impossible, ha.

Nine Suns

Napa Valley Red Blend 2011

Honored to get a sip of their unreleased 2011. — 2 years ago

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Eric LaMasters

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Amazing place!!
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Need to get a label on that bad boy!

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Ron R
9.4

I consider this a "first growth" in Cali, and after tasting this near 20 year old example, the evidence is palpable.
The nose shows a touch of gray, but visually, the wine has stood relatively firm. On the palette, it has shed its plump mouthfeel and presents an ethereal weight and texture. Fruit is still vibrant with black cherries and raspberries. A touch of cinnamon and barrel toast complete the ensemble. Don't leave this 97 any longer. Excellence in a glass.
— 2 years ago

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Yeah @David A Lentine. It's super!
David From The 504

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@Ron R got it, thanks for the tip!
Joe Lucca

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@Ron R just like old times!!! Nothing better than enjoying this on the picnic table outside the winery with Molly herself!

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

M J
9.5

What can I say about @chappellet_wine #PritchardHill that hasn't been said. Phenomenal wine to celebrate our new home. — 3 years ago

Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

This is absolutely spectacular. Pritchard Hill is one of my favorite sites for Cab and Bryant is a killer. This '97 is a baby, muscular, heavy duty wine with a killer structure. Everything is here, at the right place. True to its terroir, you feel a seriousness and authority in this wine melted by a beautiful, joyful mature fruit and dark spices. Toasted cinnamon, reglisse and cassonade melted in the fruit. Tannins are perfectly well integrated and the finish goes on and on. What a privilege to drink this wine! #californiacab #california #pritchardhill — 4 years ago

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What a tease. Thanks for sharing 😃
James Freveletti

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The price is insane !
Ron R

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For that price, I need to feel something way beyond a "seriousness."