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Date Printed: 4/23/2017
Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98322)
collectible wine
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older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2017: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The most sought-after wine in our portfolio, this limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle of Chappellet winemaking, and is a testament to the elegant power and complexity of Pritchard Hill winegrowing.

The wine was aged for 22 months in 80 percent new French oak, and for an additional six months in bottle prior to release. Grown exclusively on rocky, mountainside vineyards, our Cabernets have consistently displayed an ability to age for several decades.

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About Chappellet Winery:

For more than four decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting world-class wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's renowned Pritchard Hill. As one of the first wineries to pioneer high-elevation hillside planting, and one of the few remaining great family-owned Napa Valley wineries, Chappellet Vineyard and Winery has influenced generations of vintners. Throughout its history, Chappellet has also established an enduring legacy as one of California's most acclaimed producers of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Chappellets' romance with Pritchard Hill began when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed the mountain's spectacular vistas in the late 1960s. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, Donn and Molly followed the advice of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. There, on the mountain’s serene and picturesque hillsides, the Chappellets established their home and winery, raising their children and cultivating the vineyards.

Since being founded by Donn and Molly in 1967, Chappellet has earned acclaim championing the robust power and complexity of wines crafted from mountain grapes. At the same time, Chappellet has helped to establish Pritchard Hill as one of California’s most revered winegrowing sites. To honor the mountain's rich, expressive character, the winemaking team focuses on creating extraordinary, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons that embody the intensity and finesse of fruit from Pritchard Hill.