The 2017 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée begins with alluring fruit-driven aromas of cherry, currant and plum, as well as sophisticated undercurrents of graphite, cedar, clove and nutmeg. The berry and spice notes are echoed on the round, mouthcoating palate, where they mingle with hints of black tea, vanilla and savory herbs. An underpinning of tannins provides weight, structure and impressive length to the finish.
Varietal Composition: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Winemaker: Phillip Corallo-Titus
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This is an earthy proprietor's blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Offering value, it features fruit from hillside vineyards and shows deft dense layering of blackberry and black tea, with dried herb in abundance." -VB, 12/1/19