Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2016
This inviting wine offers a complex array of elegant aromas that include spicy red fruit, black cherry, sage, anise, clove and cocoa powder. The palate is silky and balanced, with a plush, mouthcoating texture that makes the wine immediately approachable and delicious. Flavors of red currant and cassis are underscored by hints of smoke and vanilla, while seamlessly integrated tannins add length and structure to this complex blend of Bordeaux varietals.
Blend: 43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis rounded, approachable blend is well-made, blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percentages of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Concentrated in big, burly black fruit, it offers accents of tobacco and mocha around a thick midpalate and finishing touch of char.