Brendan Kennedy, Vine & Table Wine Buyer: When I taste Chappellet’s wines, I instinctively know I’m drinking quintessential Cabernet from Napa. Chappellet’s Signature Napa Cab has been its flagship wine for more than 30 years, and I’m not blowing smoke when I say it is consistently some of the best bang for your buck in the category.
After settling on Pritchard Hill in 1967, the Chappellet family has positioned their winery as an icon in Napa’s mountains. The second generation of Chappellets is running the day-to-day operations while the winemaker, Philip Corallo-Titus, and his vineyard manager have completely mastered their crafts, working together on every vintage since 1990.
Their current run of 2012-2015 vintages are simply delicious, with 2015 asserting itself as the most ready to drink upon release. If it’s rich/bold fruit you want–it has that. If you want balance, acidity, and some underlying earthy tones–it has that as well. The 2015 flexes its wine muscles. It’s full throttle from the first sip, yet shows a unique ability to maintain its structure and focus. For pure pleasure in a glass, the 2015 Chappellet Napa Cabernet, in store now at $64.99 a bottle, comes highly recommended.
Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet 2015
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