Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - The Grape Tray
Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
SKU: 693

Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • wa96
  • jd95+
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  • js93


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Pritchard Hill
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winemaker Notes :

We consider the Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Chappellet’s crescendo: the ultimate expression of our celebrated Pritchard Hill terroir. We are very proud of this wine and the reputation that it has earned among the world’s top Cabernet Sauvignons. Crafted in extremely limited quantities, from grapes grown on our rocky, hillside estate, this iconic wine is outstanding, exceptionally complex, and full of structure and aging potential.

Wine Advocate
  • wa96

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant black cherries, warm cassis, chocolate pie and blackberry preserves notes plus nuances of wild sage, forest floor and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly played and refreshing with velvety tannins and a long mineral-tinged finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd95+

The flagship is the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill, and this cuvée just about always represents the pinnacle of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. The 2017 is 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon and reveals a deep purple color as well a stunning bouquet of blue fruits, burning embers, dark chocolate, sage brush, and crushed rocks. It's powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, and the tannins clamp down on the finish enough to warrant hiding this beauty in the cellar for a solid 5-7 years. If drinking today, give it an hour or two in a decanter. It's another stunning wine from this estate.

January 31, 2020
  • v95

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is a positively stellar wine in this challenging year. Crème de cassis, licorice, lavender, chocolate, spice and espresso all run through the 2017. This is an especially inky, flamboyant style for Chappellet, but all the elements come together very nicely.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020
James Suckling
  • js93

Blueberry, blackberry and blue-slate aromas. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. This is a little tight now, so give it two or three years to soften. Try after 2022.

January 2020