The phenomenal 2013 growing season has yielded one of our finest Signature
Cabernets in memory. Both charming and complex, this is a wine
that strikes a deft balance between elegance and power. The nose reveals
layers of black cherry, cassis, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and oakinspired
notes of cedar and spice. On the palate, fine-grained tannins
underscore a classic Cabernet structure, as well as alluring blackberry
and wild berry flavors that resonate through to a long, lingering finish.
|The Chappellet family’s romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent vista of forests and wildflower-filled meadows. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill’s rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines since 1967.
Pritchard Hill’s rugged terroir has become legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth—qualities that define the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons. As a result, Chappellet wines have consistently received the highest praise from critics, and are sought after by the world’s premier collectors.
Today, a second generation of the family has joined their parents in embracing the romance of Pritchard Hill. They are passionate about preserving the land and continuing what Donn and Molly began—making extraordinary wines.