2016 Chappellet Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc - 750ML
  • WA 97
  • JD 97
  • JS 94
  • VN 92
  • WE 92

$94.94

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
The very deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Franc comes sashaying out of the glass with tantalizing rose hip tea, baked raspberries and forest floor scents with a core of redcurrant jelly and black cherry pie plus... expand The very deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Franc comes sashaying out of the glass with tantalizing rose hip tea, baked raspberries and forest floor scents with a core of redcurrant jelly and black cherry pie plus hints of menthol and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals impressive tension and bags of energetic red fruits, framed by grainy tannins and finishing long and perfumed. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown collapse
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, January 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Franc is a beautiful expression of the variety and has a classic, complex, seamless style in its flowery blue and black fruits, forest floor, damp earth, blood orange, and leafy herbs. Pure, elegant, and... expand The 2016 Cabernet Franc is a beautiful expression of the variety and has a classic, complex, seamless style in its flowery blue and black fruits, forest floor, damp earth, blood orange, and leafy herbs. Pure, elegant, and perfectly balanced, with great intensity and depth, it will be better with short-term cellaring and drink beautifully for 15 years or more. Even at this price, it's a smoking value. collapse
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, October 2018
Shows a fresh, foresty edge of cabernet franc with a thread of attractive, toasty oak across some quite dark berries and cassis. The palate has an assertively focused style with seamless, smooth darker-fruit flavors... expand Shows a fresh, foresty edge of cabernet franc with a thread of attractive, toasty oak across some quite dark berries and cassis. The palate has an assertively focused style with seamless, smooth darker-fruit flavors. Plush finish. Drink or hold. collapse
VN 92
Vinous, December 2018
The 2016 Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley) is a very pretty and expressive wine with lovely varietal character and nuance. Pliant red and purplish fruit, along with expressive Franc aromatics, yield a racy, layered wine loaded... expand The 2016 Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley) is a very pretty and expressive wine with lovely varietal character and nuance. Pliant red and purplish fruit, along with expressive Franc aromatics, yield a racy, layered wine loaded with personality and character. Mocha, game, tobacco, rose petal, and blood orange all shape the nuanced finish. The 2016 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring or cellared for another decade-plus. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, November 2019
This wine opens in thick, burly tannin, black fruit, dust and sage, showing its additions of 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Tar, smoky oak, grilled meat and coffee round out the experience, while a... expand This wine opens in thick, burly tannin, black fruit, dust and sage, showing its additions of 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Tar, smoky oak, grilled meat and coffee round out the experience, while a softness builds on the finish. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork