Chappellet Retrospective at TexSom: Perhaps the wine of the entire 3 days weekend (the '97 from the same tasting is in the running as well as a 2007 Clos Ste Hune). Huge Blackberry, dried currant, tar notes, this was young and powerful at 35 years of age.
Bit cloudy, purple. Not showing age much. Nice mature Cab fruit, nose giving away age. A bit tart almost vinager on the initial palate. Nice big fruit liquid. Kinda like biting into a sour solid then a squirt of liquid fruit. All kinds of flavors in there. The a big long lingering finish. A great example of mature Cali Cab and the 80's style which thankfully a few producers still do.
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