Well worth the money. Great wine. Will buy again after this case is finished.
A delicious wine, with soft tannins and plenty of complexity.
Wine Maker Notes
The Chappellet family’s romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent vista of forests and wildflower-filled meadows. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill’s rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines since 1967.
The depth and complexity that mark the spectacular 2009 growing season are fully on display in this wine,
with head-turning aromatics of black currant, cherry, plum and violet leaping out of the glass before
revealing subtler notes of cinnamon, clove, espresso, cocoa and anise. On the palate, the tannins are large, yet
velvety, supporting voluptuous layers of blackberry, bing cherry, cassis and baking spices. Oak-inspired
notes of caramelized brown sugar and molasses add additional nuance, while leading to a plush, lingering