Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010




While 2010 yielded a very small crop of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is huge in scale, with exceptional color, aromas, flavors and structure. The cool vintage produced remarkable concentration and complexity, while accentuating the unique terroir of Pritchard Hill. The nose is rich and powerful, with abundant dark berry, cherry and plum aromas, as well as notes of dark chocolate, anise and cardamom. Seamlessly integrated tannins balance the rich mouthfeel beautifully, underscoring flavors of dark fruit, cassis, roasted coffee and cedar. The mouth-coating richness persists long into the finish, where power and finesse resonate on the palate.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateGrilled herbs, cedar, spices and pencil shavings emerge as the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill sits in the glass. There is a wonderful immediacy to the 2010 that is totally compelling. A wine that conquers the soul and intellect, Chappellet's 2010 Pritchard Hill is a wonderful introduction to the wines of these hillside vineyards in St. Helena. As good as the 2010 is today, my sense is that the wine will be even better in another few years. The 2010 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.

Antonio Galloni, December 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorShows a potent edge of pencil lead and shavings to its firm dried berry, sage and savory notes. Young and tight, but persistent, gaining depth and firmness on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,291 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2013