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Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$195.00

SKU 24295

750ml

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This radiant wine combines classic mountain structure and concentration with graceful purity and poise. The aromas reveal blackberry, dark cherry and crème de cassis, along with notes of oak spice, violets and anise. The palate is rich and expansive, with layers of dark berry, espresso and chocolate underscored by silky tannins that carry through to a lingering, almost liqueur-like finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa99+

Wine AdvocateThe dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate (one of Napa's fashionable go-to terroirs) exhibits a striking bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. This is a compelling wine with profound depth and flavor, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a velvety integration of tannin, acidity and wood. Pushing perfection in Cabernet Sauvignon, this multidimensional, skyscraper-like offering has all the intensity one expects, but it never comes across as heavy. This gives it an ethereal character that is nearly impossible to articulate, but genius is often hard to explain. It is clearly a major superstar of a great vintage.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • js95

James SucklingBeautiful aromas of flowers, dark fruits and minerals. Complex and subtle. Full body and very fine tannins with walnuts, berries and citrus fruit undertones. A wine with verve and fruit intensity. Drink or hold.

  • agv94+

VinousThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill is rich and explosive, with tons of concentration, depth and structure. Dark blue and black fruit, mocha, smoke, menthol, licorice and spices all burst from the glass as this huge, tannic Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its pure class. Readers will have to be patient with the 2012, a wine that will blow the roof off the house with its unbridled power.

Antonio Galloni