Chappellet Cabernet Franc 2013

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Chappellet Cabernet Franc 2013
$79.95

SKU 5750

750ml

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This is a concentrated, yet elegant, wine that showcases the complexity of great mountain-grown Cabernet Franc. The nose offers a beautiful combination of red fruits, sage, white pepper and lavender, with additional layers of plum, roasted coffee and cedar. The palate is supple and mouthfilling, with velvety tannins underscoring flavors of sweet cherry, blackberry, chocolate and cassis. Hints of moist earth, minerals and graphite add depth and nuance to a lingering finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. This is an impressively well-crafted, and beautiful wine, blended with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec, the main variety mountain-grown on Pritchard Hill. It shines in big, bold and powerfully built black fruit and leather. Dusty, firm tannins and a taste of graphite, coffee and tar are also highly evident. The finish is tart and seasoned in white pepper. Best enjoyed 2023 through 2033.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2017