Chappellet 2017 Cabernet Franc
One of the treasures of the Chappellet portfolio, this complex and concentrated Cabernet Franc showcases how beautifully this grape expresses itself when grown on the high-mountain slopes of Pritchard Hill. Offering a mosaic of fruit, herb and spice notes, it displays aromas of dark cherry, cassis, olive and sage, as well as oak-inspired hints of vanilla, nutmeg and clove. On the palate it is supple and elegant, with plush tannins and luxurious flavors of black cherry, chocolate, graphite, cedar and roasted coffee gliding to a long, complex finish.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
93pts Robert Parker