Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5L
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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
VinousBright red cherry, plum, rose petal and mint notes give the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature a very distinctive and, frankly surprising, amount of freshness. Vibrant, perfumed and nuanced, the Signature is flat-out delicious. The purity of the fruit here is striking, especially at this level. This mid-weight, gracious Cabernet remains one of the very best values in Napa Valley. The Signature saw 60% new oak, about half of it American, and the rest Hungarian and American.
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.
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.