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Chappellet

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2017 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 90

Medium-bodied, early-drinking, soft-textured charmer with sweet, fresh, dark red fruit, hints of bitter chocolate, flowers and spice.

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2017 Chappellet Chardonnay Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard  (Petaluma Gap) 91

Blending tropical fruit, vanilla bean, flowers, lemon peel and orange with lifting acidity works here in this open, built for youthful drinking wine.

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2016 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 97

Luscious, ripe, rich, fat, dense and full-bodied, the showy wine pops with layers of sweet, juicy, ripe, black and blue fruit, smoke, vanilla, licorice, and a flowery background note. If you like upfront, exuberant fruit, you can enjoy this young. Else, wait 5 years for everything to calm down and fall into place.

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2013 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 93

With freshness to the fruits, ripe tannins, concentration and an aromatic profile of wet earth, herbs, spice and dark black with red fruits, the wine is a winner.

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2013 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 87

Light in fruit and color, the wine is light, bright, dominated by red fruits and should be best when consumed on the young side.

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2012 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 90

Forward, easy drinking, soft, ripe and round, with ripe blackberries, chocolate and licorice in the finish.

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2009 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 88

Earth, oak, plum and cocoa scents lead to a fresh, crisp, high toned expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that ends with a cherry dominated finish.

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Soft, ripe, black and blue fruit, licorice and coffee with rich textures and a forward, ripe, fruit filled finish.

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2009 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 95

This is a great example of California Cabernet that pairs ample layers of super, ripe berries with power, concentration and oak, yet does not come close to being over the top. Everything is in balance in this outstanding wine.

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Licorice, smoke, truffles, blackberries and earthy scents were in abundance with little effort. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, round, lush and fresh, with a long, expansive, chocolate covered dark berry finish.

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