Chappellet 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Esate Vineyard
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pritchard Hill Esate Vineyard
- Napa Valley AVA
- Diamond Wine Club Selection
- 97 Points + Wine of the Year + "Three Puffs" — Connoisseurs' Guide
- 95 Points — The Wine News
- 94 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
- Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard, Napa Valley AVA
- 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot
- Enjoy Until
WINE OF THE YEAR: 97 Points & "Three Puffs" (out of three), Connoisseurs' Guide - "Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard 2001 is the highest pointed wine we have reviewed (in 2004), is one of the best aging wines we have reviewed and has already established a fine track record in past vintages. Why worry about Screamed Eagle, which one can neither get nor afford, when wines like this are available? Absolutely riveting aromas of currants, cocoa, very rich oak and layers of minerals and loamy early set this serious wine apart from the rest of the field from the very first sniff, and its opulent, fully stuffed flavors make good on the promise. It is as deep and as rich as any of the Cabernets under current review, and it stands among the very best of the vintage when it comes to structure, balance and wine-making polish as well. A convincingly age worth wine that will grow for a decade or more, it is nothing short of a tour de force effort and confirms Chappellet's pre-eminent place as a maker of superb Cabernet Sauvignon."
95 Points, The Wine News magazine - "Inky hue with a garnet rim. Heady menthol aromas with blueberry and milk chocolate notes. Layers of supple cherry and mint flavors. Lasting and creamy with a cherry-chocolate finish. A perfectly balanced wine with charm and muscle."
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast magazine - "Your first impression is how concentrated in cassis fruit this wine is. It's immense and well in flashy new oak. Then there are the tannins. Gentle and sweet, yet subtle as a tapestry, they offer structure to the decadent flavors. This is a real achievement, and as soft as it is, the wine seems balanced enough to evolve nicely over the next 10 years. Cellar Selection."