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Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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Winemaker Notes

AROMAS: Complex blend of concentrated blackberry, black cherry and spiced plum balanced by anise, chocolate, cedar and roasted nuts. FLAVORS: Ripe black cherry, dark chocolate and clove are highlighted by subtle herb tones. Mouth filling tannins wrap around the pallet giving a firm structure to the concentrated flavors. The 1997 is worthy of extended cellaring for additional complexity, softness and bottle bouquet.

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Complex and concentrated, showing a wide array of flavors--mint, chocolate, currant, cassis, black cherry--before turning woody, with firm tannins. Best from 2002 through 2010. 4,000 cases made
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Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley, California
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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.

STCCP014F_1997 Item# 13269