Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is bright, focused and nuanced throughout. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries, pomegranate and cinnamon are some of the aromas and flavor that flesh out in the glass. Striking in its aromatics, with pliant, open-knit fruit and fabulous balance, the 2013 offers outstanding quality and even better value. The addition of Malbec and Merlot in the blend softens some of the contours. Polished and refined, the 2013 Signature is one of the best wines readers will find for the money...94" Antonio Galloni, Vinous 10/15
This lovely wine offers classic elements of cedar and tar built around a medium-bodied weight of soft, complex texture. Smoky oak never detracts from the layering of black licorice and blackberry that builds as it goes, this wine defined most by its substantial length.
A deliberate style, with a tight beam of juicy currant and wild berry, showing shades of licorice, dusty herb and cedary oak. Ends with gravelly tannins. Needs time. Best from 2018 through 2028. 8,000 cases made.