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2007 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 62
rustyRudy Likes this wine: (95 points)
January 1, 2017 - Blood red. Dark and dense with only mild sediment. Loaded with minerals, spice and red fruit on the nose. For me it clearly benefitted from being decanted and allowed to open up. It was closed and not very giving at PNP. It find this to still be early in the drinking window, lots of tannins still needing to be tamed. There is plenty of dark fruit and complex layers of flavor. I did look at other's notes when trying to decide whether to drink this tonight. There is either some significant bottle variation or tasters not giving this enough time in the decanter. I really liked it but will not be in a hurry to drink my other bottles. Better balance and refinement with less up front fruit than the Signiture bottling.
tim m wrote: (97 points)
November 26, 2016 - Thus was simply amazing. It took an hour to open up, but then it was stunning. Really nice soft tannin, very balanced and super long. Not over the top big, just a really great napa cab.
Al-Vino Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 12, 2016 - OMG this is an outstanding and memorable wine! Paired beautifully with a rare bone in rib-eye after a one hour decant. This is not a wine that needs extended decanting - less is more with this wine. Dead centre in the middle of the drinking window. Needs big bold food to strut its stuff.
N.Bonaparte wrote: (91 points)
September 23, 2016 - 2 hour decant- last time I had this was 2014 and I said it needed 5 hours, this probably still needs 5 hours, this may be in a dumb phase. There is very little upfront fruit. I'm perplexed that all the professional critics rate this 95 and up. My remaining bottles may be headed to auction. Something is just off. I don't see this as past prime as this wine usually has 30 plus years of life.2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
May 28, 2016 - Enjoyed the wine, but starting to lose the complexity I expected...
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- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Chappellet
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,641 (70%)
- Consumed 690 (30%)
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