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Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2007 (Napa Valley, California) - Wine Spectator [92 pts]
Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2007 (Napa Valley, California) - Wine Spectator [92 pts]


 
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Retail Price: $29.00
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Winery: Chappellet
Varietal: 51%Cab Sauv, 46%Merlot, 1%Malbec, 1%Cab.Franc,
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CHAPPELLETMOUNTAINCUVEE07-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Wine

This is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouth-filling fruit flavors. Our Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker’s blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualities of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and is crafted for early consumption. Each component making up the cuvee contributes nuances that mingle with and complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass.

Growing Season & Harvest

A dry, warm spring in 2007 resulted in early budding, bloom, and set up on Pritchard Hill. The summer growing season was decidedly on the mild-to-cool side with few heat spikes. There was an initial flurry of harvest activity around Labor Day, but then temperatures cooled, which allowed picking to proceed at an even pace.

Cabernet Sauvignon 51%
Merlot 46%
Malbec 1%
Cabernet Franc 1%
Petit Verdot 1%


What Does It Taste Like?

Crafted around a core of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2007 Mountain Cuvee is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Aromas of plum, fig, and cherry-cola lead to similar flavors that coat the palate. A full, round, and juicy mouth-feel give the wine a seamless quality. With tannins tucked into the body of the wine, a strawberry essence lingers on the finish.

Ratings/Reviews:

Wine Spectator Magazine - 92 Points:
"Chappellet winery always seems to over-deliver on quality for the price, thanks in large part to the estate’s 100 acres of vines on Pritchard Hill, high above Napa Valley. The 2007 is a blend of 51 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 46 percent Merlot, with a dash of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine is rich and seamlessly mouthfilling yet complex and beautifully structured. It’s ready to drink in the short term—it brought out the best in the beef—but will do fine in the cellar for a few years. I rated it 92 points, non-blind. It sells for $29, a bargain by most Napa standards."
 -Tim Fish, March 1, 2010

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