Blizzard of '16. Faint blackberries, cedar and vanilla extract on the nose. Black fruit on a tense, acidic palate. Dry. Some vanilla and oak. Silky with some minerality. Finish is pretty long but a bit rustic and hint of tobacco. Whole isn't as good as the sum of its parts for me today
Unfolds right in the glass out of the bottle in about 15-20 minutes these days, no need to decant this beauty, ripe fruit, round, velvety suppleness, softening tannin's. I have enjoyed watching this wine evolve over the years. One of my favorites of the decade from Chappellet. Drink Now.
Decanted in glass for about 90 minutes. Beautiful garnet color with a nose of dark fruits, black currant and Asian spice. Really tasty, well made wine, with a long finish. This could age for another 3+ years, no problem.
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