- Producer: Chappellet Winery - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Phillip Corallo-Titus
- Region (AVA): Pritchard Hill (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
- Winery location: Pritchard Hill
- Owners: The Chappellet Family
- First vintage: 2003
- Drinking window: 2019-2029
About The Wine:
Blended from the traditional Bordeaux varietals, the Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend builds on five decades of experience crafting great Napa County mountain-grown wines. Each component varietal in the cuvée contributes nuances that complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavours that deliver pure pleasure in a glass. Made for more near-term enjoyment, this is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouthfilling fruit flavors.
The 2017 growing season began with abundant winter and spring rains, which replenished the vineyard, and allowed the vines to sustain themselves with very little irrigation throughout much of the season. The well-drained mountain soils, and ideal weather during bloom resulted in a beautifully balanced crop and canopy. Even so, the team applied careful canopy management techniques to achieve just the right amount of filtered sunlight on the fruit. This combination of dappled light and shade to prevent sunburn helped to preserve the exceptional quality of the grapes during a significant August heat event, ultimately yielding grapes with lovely colors and aromatics, accompanied by beautifully concentrated flavors.
Chappellet Winery Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend 2017
"This nose is so fresh and cruchy, with a great mix of dark and red berries, an earthy minerality, really bright and elegant. The palate has a gorgeous freshness, crisp acidity and a really elegant structure with super juicy tannins. This is a youthful, energetic and gorgeous wine from Chappellet."
Four Corners Wine (Oct. 2019)
"This lush and layered Bordeaux blend 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."
Phillip Corallo-Titus (Winemaker)