Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.425 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.3

Fantastic Napa Cab

Fantastic Napa Cab

Oct 21st, 2016
Mike Mayer

Drinking a Napa Valley icon tonight! A deep ruby color with medium intensity notes of dark fruit and baking spices on the nose. Beautiful tastes of blackberry jam, black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, dark chocolate and cinnamon. Fantastically integrated wine with silky smooth sweet tannins, perfectly ripe fruit and outstanding acidity. A long, fruity finish with a little tannic mouthfeel at the end that says this wine is still very young and could be even better 25 or more years from now. WOW!

Drinking a Napa Valley icon tonight! A deep ruby color with medium intensity notes of dark fruit and baking spices on the nose. Beautiful tastes of blackberry jam, black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, dark chocolate and cinnamon. Fantastically integrated wine with silky smooth sweet tannins, perfectly ripe fruit and outstanding acidity. A long, fruity finish with a little tannic mouthfeel at the end that says this wine is still very young and could be even better 25 or more years from now. WOW!

Sep 14th, 2019
Peter Chase

Fruit still young, could last another 20 years.

Fruit still young, could last another 20 years.

Dec 25th, 2018
Peggy Hadley

Magnum

Magnum

Sep 28th, 2018
Michael Mathews

Holy smokes!! What a wine. Thanks Jonczyk for the bottle. Massive cab.

Holy smokes!! What a wine. Thanks Jonczyk for the bottle. Massive cab.

Aug 27th, 2017
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.

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.

Jun 4th, 2017
Scott Newman

Really incredible

Really incredible

Apr 19th, 2017
Charles Hetzel

Excellent Pritchard Hill Cabernet.

Excellent Pritchard Hill Cabernet.

Apr 14th, 2017
george s

Oak, long finish but smooth. Will mature with age.

Oak, long finish but smooth. Will mature with age.

Feb 20th, 2017