Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4421 ratings
9.381 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
David L

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.

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.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Rob Brobst III

Let the race begin! This is the Daytona 500 in a glass. Given to me as a gift from Jon-Marc Chappellet

Let the race begin! This is the Daytona 500 in a glass. Given to me as a gift from Jon-Marc Chappellet

Aug 27th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

No doubt where this fruit comes from. Beautiful, dark currants, cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, plum, creamy black raspberries, dry soils, tobacco, coffee, leather, dry crush rocks, dry stems and very dark florals. Drinking nicely and will continue to get better.

No doubt where this fruit comes from. Beautiful, dark currants, cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, plum, creamy black raspberries, dry soils, tobacco, coffee, leather, dry crush rocks, dry stems and very dark florals. Drinking nicely and will continue to get better.

Aug 17th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 ‘Pritchard Hill’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Chappellet is a stunning new wine by this storied Napa winery. Sourced from their estate vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This bold, yet elegant wine shows very dark aromas of espresso bean, tar, cassis and anise that all collide in the glass. The palate shows off a silky texture, yielding both incredible tension and viscosity. Black cherry compote, mocha, anise, cigar ash and chocolate covered black raspberry flavors all impress on the palate. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the palate. While exceptional in its youth, this esteemed wine will only improve with extended bottle age. Drink 2020-2040- 97

The 2015 ‘Pritchard Hill’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Chappellet is a stunning new wine by this storied Napa winery. Sourced from their estate vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This bold, yet elegant wine shows very dark aromas of espresso bean, tar, cassis and anise that all collide in the glass. The palate shows off a silky texture, yielding both incredible tension and viscosity. Black cherry compote, mocha, anise, cigar ash and chocolate covered black raspberry flavors all impress on the palate. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the palate. While exceptional in its youth, this esteemed wine will only improve with extended bottle age. Drink 2020-2040- 97

Jun 12th, 2019
LM Segal

An absolute beast despite an hour decant. Nose of volcanic earth, brilliant tannic structure supporting black and dark red fruit. Animale of the Malbec comes through with dense oak. Find a deep dark place in your cellar and forget for 10+ years this could be 99+.

An absolute beast despite an hour decant. Nose of volcanic earth, brilliant tannic structure supporting black and dark red fruit. Animale of the Malbec comes through with dense oak. Find a deep dark place in your cellar and forget for 10+ years this could be 99+.

Feb 19th, 2019
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.6

First experience with this wine. Blueberry compote. Very primary showing loads of fruit but some serious silky tannins underneath. If you like big Napa cabs then I guess you could drink this now but I'd love the chance to revisit it in 15 years when I'd probably have to revise my rating higher

First experience with this wine. Blueberry compote. Very primary showing loads of fruit but some serious silky tannins underneath. If you like big Napa cabs then I guess you could drink this now but I'd love the chance to revisit it in 15 years when I'd probably have to revise my rating higher

Sep 26th, 2018
Brad Hemmer

Outstanding! Blue and black fruit, light oak, complex, smooth, nice acidity, great finish.

Outstanding! Blue and black fruit, light oak, complex, smooth, nice acidity, great finish.

May 5th, 2018
Shay A
9.5

Epitome of consistent. Blackberry concentrate through and through. Acidity and tannic structure require decanting, but the classic Pritchard Hill notes apply (dark fruit, dusty plum, charcoal blackberry pie). Just now entering a prime drinking window that will be open for 10+ years.

Epitome of consistent. Blackberry concentrate through and through. Acidity and tannic structure require decanting, but the classic Pritchard Hill notes apply (dark fruit, dusty plum, charcoal blackberry pie). Just now entering a prime drinking window that will be open for 10+ years.

Apr 28th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

Dark, lush and oh so Good!!
Everything I love in a Cab! Badass in a glass to say the least!
The only thing better tonight is my friendship with
@Mike R ! I’m the lucky one that received this awesome bottle!!! Thank you my friend!

Dark, lush and oh so Good!!
Everything I love in a Cab! Badass in a glass to say the least!
The only thing better tonight is my friendship with
@Mike R ! I’m the lucky one that received this awesome bottle!!! Thank you my friend!

Mar 14th, 2018
Shay A
9.5

Chappellet wine dinner. I've not had much of their wines and wanted to see if they are worth a visit when we are out for our yearly Napa trip in February!

The big boy 💪🏼. Deep ruby core in the glass that approaches black in color. Aromatics aren't massive, but it even smells refined. Black cherry, baking spices, powerful tannins. Lush fruits on the palate. Finish is very strong and lasts almost a minute. No doubt a wine that can go the distance. Easily go up 1-2 points in a few years.

Chappellet wine dinner. I've not had much of their wines and wanted to see if they are worth a visit when we are out for our yearly Napa trip in February!

The big boy 💪🏼. Deep ruby core in the glass that approaches black in color. Aromatics aren't massive, but it even smells refined. Black cherry, baking spices, powerful tannins. Lush fruits on the palate. Finish is very strong and lasts almost a minute. No doubt a wine that can go the distance. Easily go up 1-2 points in a few years.

Sep 23rd, 2017