Chappellet Napa Valley Merlot 2010
The supple and elegant Merlot grown in their Pritchard Hill vineyard continues to remind wine lovers how delicious Merlot can be.This is a lush, hedonistic Merlot that showcases the trademark concentration of Pritchard Hill. The nose displays abundant sweet cherry and plum, underscored by inviting spice notes of clove, vanilla and red licorice.
Vinted & bottled by Chappellet Vineyard, a vineyard owned by Chappellet Winery. 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 Andre 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, which reflects the pioneering spirit that has shaped a magical patchwork of vineyards from Napa to Sonoma. Background aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee, as well as subtle hints of dried herbs and cedar, add richness and complexity.