This highly regarded, limited production wine, crafted with the finest fruit from Chappellet`s rugged Pritchard Hill Vineyards, has won the favor of both critics and connoisseurs.
The wine with deep, crimson-color, displays classic hillside Cabernet aromas of ripe berry fruit, balanced by a background of toasty French oak, chocolate, anise and spice. The mouth shows big structural tannins in balance with the lush ripe fruit and complex spice and earth tones. The fruit is supported by the intensity and extract of the wine. Drink now to experience the youthful intensity of the wine, but the patient collector who cellars it for 8 to 20 years will enjoy the rewards of bottle bouquet, softness and additional complexity achieved with bottle aging.