2016 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $64.94 (was: $69.94)
"This is one of the blue bloods of Napa Valley with an impressive résumé." - Robert Parker
Chappellet’s Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been their consistently excellent flagship for decades the latest release further solidifies the notion that this is “one of the best values in Napa” per Antonio Galloni. Chappellet has somehow avoided the hype machine that drives the pricing of so many cult producers, and remained a standard bearer for sensibly priced Cabernet!
“One of the hottest viticultural regions of Napa Valley” (Parker), the once little-known Pritchard Hill is a phenomenal piece of terroir. With four decades of experience on this site, Chappellet today makes “some of the most exciting Cabernets coming out of Napa” according to Robert Parker. Per Galloni, “the Chappellets were the first to recognize the value and potential of these pristine mountain sites above St. Helena.”
Suave, juicy, and robust, this recent release is another winner from this stalwart producer and they have clearly excelled in this 2016, "a fabulous vintage for expressing terroir signatures" (WA). Vinous is also taken with the 2016s from Napa, indicating that these wines "continue to impress with their dazzling aromatic presence, finesse and nuance."
Already delicious and packed with potential, it will surely deliver a fabulous drinking experience for the next 15-20 years, so grab this one in quantity for your collection. Cheers!