Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Luxuriously dark and concentrated, this wine displays alluring aromas of cassis, dark cherry, spiced plum, chocolate, and sweet baking spices, with hints of toasted oak, cardamom, clove, and vanilla from French oak aging. On the palate, this wine is voluptuously full bodied, with a lavish structure and supple tannins framing the ripe dark berry and blackcurrant flavors. As it glides to a long resonant finish, sophisticated hints of espresso, cedar cigar box, anise, and fresh herbs emerge, adding nuance and depth.
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 3% Merlot
Always a smoking value that readers shouldn't miss, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature sports a dense purple color to go with beautiful cassis and blueberry-like fruits as well as bouquet garni, spice, and obvious, rocky mineral-like aromas and flavors. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with notable structure and good acidity, it's going to keep for two decades in cold cellars. It's a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100. Best After 2022
Chappel-let winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus remarks that the winery's estate vineyard, planted on the dry, rocky soils of Pritchard Hill, was "in its prime in a near-perfect vintage" and we can attest that this flagship wine Is as expressive as ever: Fol lowing inviting scents of roasted coffee and blackberry, anise and cassis coat the mouth before breaking away to reveal blackberry and dark chocolate. Notes of spiced nutmeg and walnut emphasize the deep, seasoned mid-palate of cedar Full-bodied with a suede-like texture, it's sumptuous and gener ous on the finish. with an essence of dried heather.
Packs an alluring, winey feel, with a well of cassis and plum reduction laced with hints of cocoa, tobacco and singed cedar. Picks up a cast iron note on the finish, giving this just a bit of muscle as the fruit plays out.