Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 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.
James SucklingAmazing aromas of dark fruits but there's a soulful undertone of forest floor, sweet tobacco and leaves. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a delicious finish. Ultra-refined. So drinkable now. Harmonious and thoughtful. Elegant.
Wine SpectatorBold, rich and expansive, big without being weighty or oversized, this offers well-defined plum, raspberry, currant and cranberry flavors, turning elegant and refined. Ends with a graceful, polished texture. Drink now through 2030. 2,178 cases made.