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Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2016 - 750ml

Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2016 - 750ml

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Blended from the traditional Bordeaux varietals, including our own coveted grapes,
the Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend builds on our five decades of
experience crafting great Napa County mountain-grown wines. Each component
varietal in the cuvée contributes nuances that complement each other. The result
is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass. Made
for more near-term enjoyment, this is the wine to choose when you’re looking for
vivid, mouthfilling fruit flavors.

Growing Season & Harvest
The 2016 growing season continued a string of phenomenal vintages that goes all
the way back to 2012. With no frost issues, and ideally timed March rains, the
season got off to an early start. The weather throughout spring and summer was
temperate and even, ultimately yielding near-average heat accumulation numbers
for the season, and allowing the grapes to ripen at a leisurely pace. Harvest for
our red grapes began in mid-September, with the fruit showing a perfect balance
between bright natural acidity and lovely varietal flavors.

Tasting Notes
Lush, layered and complex, this Bordeaux blend begins with concentrated
aromas of black cherry, boysenberry and dark chocolate. As the wine evolves
in the glass, notes of anise, clove and bay leaf emerge, creating an inviting
combination of fruit and spice. On the palate, a creamy texture underscores
the wine’s richness, while accentuating flavors of ripe plum, vanilla and roasted
coffee that glide to a long, lingering finish. - Winery