Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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SKU 03747

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The 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon has been Chappellet's flagship wine for more than three decades. It is the benchmark for the Chappellet's long-lived, hillside winemaking tradition; full of structure and ageing potential, yet seductively forward in its concentrated varietal character, the Signature Cab is a must-have. California collectors covet vintages from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's, because unlike many of Chappellet's neighbors, their wines still improve after 10+ years, sometimes even 20+ years.

Opening with expressive notes of blackberry, cherry and cassis, the wine is full-bodied and rich. Hints of chocolate and espresso layer with spicy oak for added complexity. Smooth tannins infused with ripe sweet fruit create a lush, supple texture. Rich waves of berry, spice and herbs create a lasting impression of finesse and structure in this Cabernet. Serve with traditional steaks topped with Boursin cheese for a twist, roast leg of Lamb with rosemary, roasted rack of Venison with sage and shallots with dried cranberry gravy, or with spiced Venison steaks with Red Cabbage Confit and Red Wine Sauce.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • jd96

Jeb DunnuckLooking at the two releases from Chappellet, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is the larger production cuvee and sees 22 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep, inky color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of crème de cassis, hints of blue fruits, graphite, and cedar. With gorgeous minerality, full-bodied richness, building tannin and notable purity, it's an incredible wine, as well as a sensational value.

  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThis is blended with a hearty 14% Petit Verdot and smaller additions of Merlot and Malbec. Together, they form a harmonious whole of soft, supple and densely packed flavor, characterized by red currant, earthy dried herb, plum and crayon that finishes in bold tannin and dark chocolate.

Virginie Boone
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature delivers mocha, cassis and black soil notes with touches of black cherries, charcoal and fried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with black berry and earthy flavors, textured by chewy tannins and finishing earthy/savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorHerb, green olive, cedar and red berry flavors are at the core of this firm, structured effort, turning austere on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,000 cases made.

James Laube, 2018

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