Crafted around a core of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2007 Mountain Cuvee is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Aromas of plum, fig, and cherry--cola lead to similar flavors that coat the palate. A full, round, and juicy mouth--feel give the wine a seamless quality. With tannins tucked into the body of the wine, a strawberry essence lingers on the finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon 51%; Merlot 46%; Malbec 1%; Cabernet Franc 1%; Petit Verdot 1%
Chappellet Winery always seems to over-deliver on quality for the price, thanks in large part to the estate's 100 acres of vines on Pritchard Hill, high above Napa Valley. The wine is rich and seamlessly mouthfilling yet complex and beautifully structured. It's ready to drink in the short term - it brought out the best in the beef - but will do fine in the cellar for a few years. I rated it 92 points, non-blind. It sells for $29, a bargain by most Napa standards.
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... View More