In 2013, Chappellet is celebrating 45 years of winemaking excellence on Pritchard Hill. Over these 45 years, we have become intimately familiar with how to get the most from our thin, rocky hillside soils.
Our Premiere Napa Valley offering reflects the best lots from our vineyard. Rather than limiting ourselves to making a Cabernet Sauvignon, we chose to explore the symmetry of working with all five Bordeaux varietals grown on our property. We have multiple blocks of each to choose from and the resulting wine delivers the concentration, complexity and balance that best represent our vineyard site and winemaking philosophy. One sip and you'll understand why we call it Heaven on the Hill!
Aged 18-20 months in 100% new French oak
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
very full bodied
Winemaker, Chappellet Vineyard
As Chappellet's winemaker for more two decades, Phillip Corallo-Titus has guided the winery's storied winemaking program, building on Chappellet's legacy as one of California's preeminent producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. A gifted winemaker with a passion for experimentation, Phillip has embraced the diversity of Pritchard Hill to craft benchmark wines that authentically express the terroir-inspired complexity and character of their mountain origins.
Country born: United States
Education: Phillip studied agronomy, viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis. A dedicated student of wine, Phillip also traveled to France to learn about the great wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Because I've worked with our vineyards for so long and know each block so intimately, I am able to focus on the individual characteristics of each vineyard lot. This diversity allows us to enjoy a great deal of freedom during the blending process, while also adding immense depth and complexity to our wines.
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