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1998 Chappellet - Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Founded in 1967, Chappellet is one of the most established family-owned wineries in California. The portfolio of wines is still remarkably focused on what got them where they are today. Estate-grown Chardonnay and Cabernet are still the benchmarks here. Sited on the slopes of Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey on the eastern side of Rutherford, neighbors include renowned producers More »

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88
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VF: 2000-2013
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 99
Author Ilya S
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.111%
Tasted On 11/25/2012
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Too alcoholic for my taste. Will it ever improve?

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 97.619%
Tasted On 10/13/2009

The Chappellet family has been crafting world class wines from their Pritchard Hill estate vineyards since 1967. Spurred by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills and that mountain fruit would make superior wine, Chappellet followed the advice of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. The Chappellets were the first to plant vineyards exclusively on high elevation hillsides and the second winery to be established in the Napa Valley after Prohibition.

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