Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.36 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Baking Spices, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Jeff D.

Still big and tannic for being a '97!

Still big and tannic for being a '97!

Sep 11th, 2015
Ron R
9.4

20 years in the making, and still, it's breathtaking.
Lovely notes of ripe cherries, sage and tobacco fill the glass. On the palette, you could be forgiven for thinking that you're drinking an aged Pauillac. Judicious oak treatment blends perfectly with intense blackcurrants, caramel, graphite and coffee. Beautifully weighted and balanced. This still has loads of runway ahead of it. In my mind, this wine represents first-growth quality in Cali.

20 years in the making, and still, it's breathtaking.
Lovely notes of ripe cherries, sage and tobacco fill the glass. On the palette, you could be forgiven for thinking that you're drinking an aged Pauillac. Judicious oak treatment blends perfectly with intense blackcurrants, caramel, graphite and coffee. Beautifully weighted and balanced. This still has loads of runway ahead of it. In my mind, this wine represents first-growth quality in Cali.

Feb 6th, 2017
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.

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.

Dec 1st, 2016
Randi Koss

1997. Unbelievable.

1997. Unbelievable.

Mar 5th, 2016
Marty Winters

Marty had this 5 years ago

Marty had this 5 years ago

Aug 8th, 2014
Joshua Arroyo

Joshua had this 5 years ago

Joshua had this 5 years ago

Sep 27th, 2014
Lowell Su

Lowell had this 7 years ago

Lowell had this 7 years ago

Jan 24th, 2013