2005 Chappellet - Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard 750ml

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2005 Chappellet - Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard
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Vinfolio | 97

Several years ago Chappellet introduced a bottling of their best lots in what has become a wine of legendary following. Referred to PHEV in the shorthand of the winery, a companion Cabernet Franc-based wine is also produced under the same program, and the wines represent the most severe cuts to include only the best barrels from the best lots. Vinfolio receives only a small allocation of this world-class wine. Blended with 18% Petite Verdot and 6% Malbec. The nose shows exquisite concentration to the profound cassis, chocolate, licorice and black cherry aromas, with a polished vein of spicy oak. Nothing is lost in the translation to the palate as the wine is seamlessly integrated across all facets. Flavors of blackberry, licorice, allspice, and mocha are well integrated into a marvelous complexity.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 199

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Score: 93
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/18/2010
Score: 90
Author: Ant123
Tasted On: 12/31/2009
Score: 95
Author: Stewart
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 09/08/2009
Score: 97
Author: dougwilder
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/26/2009
Site Blog: dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog Aromas: Saturated dark cherry, currant, anise and chocolate Palate: Spicy blackberry, espresso, chocolate Impression: Complex concentration throughout, polished, sophisticated, in short an astoundingly delicious wine. 18% Petite Verdot, 6% Malbec

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Founded in 1967, Chappellet is one of the most established family-owned wineries in California. The portfolio of wines is still remarkably focused on what got them where they are today. Estate-grown Chardonnay and Cabernet are still the benchmarks here. Sited on the slopes of Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey on the eastern side of Rutherford, neighbors include renowned producers Colgin, David Arthur, Girard, Long and Ovid.

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