2018 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%); Petit Verdot (10%); Malbec (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 93+ (RP); 92 (JD); 93 (JS)
"T he 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature was harvested from September 18 to October 30, and the alcohol weighed in at 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple in color, exuberant notes of warm plums, ripe black and red currants and black cherries come bounding out of the glass with suggestions of cedar chest, unsmoked cigars and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is simply singing with juicy black fruits and velvety tannins, finishing long with some baking spice hints coming through. Open for business now, this wine can easily be cellared for 20 years or more."
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