Chappellet Vineyard

2021 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

2022 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 26 | Lot No. 16
Vintage

2021

Chappellet Vineyard

Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A selection from the best barrels of Chappellet’s prized Cabernet Franc Block #1, planted in 1991
  • Grapes were grown on an organic-certified northwestern slope with red, volcanic and Sobrante loam soils that limit yields
  • Aging for 22 months in Orion Jupilles and Allier French oak barrels
  • Crafted by Phillip Corallo-Titus, the acclaimed winemaker at Chappellet for more than 30 years

For half a century, Napa Valley’s famed Pritchard Hill has been the source for some of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignons. But for the Chappellet family and in-the-know collectors, Pritchard Hill’s secret treasure is its extraordinary Cabernet Franc. In 1991, when the Chappellets first began an ambitious replanting of their estate’s original vines from the 1960s, the very first new block established was Cabernet Franc Block #1. Today, the 30-year-old vines from this storied block planted just below founder Molly Chappellet’s home produce a Cabernet Franc of unparalleled richness and elegance. Grown high on the mountain on a northwestern slope in red, volcanic and Sobrante loam soils, these wizened old vines produce small yields, resulting in an epic, ageworthy and profoundly unique Cabernet Franc. A selection from the best barrels from Block #1, this stunning wine combines the power and complexity that are signatures of Pritchard Hill’s famed mountain terroir with velvety tannins, perfumed aromas of violet and anise and soaring flavors of cassis, dark berries, sandalwood and cardamom. Aging for 22 months in Orion Jupilles and Allier French oak barrels, it is a wine of exquisite depth and sumptuous sophistication that will dazzle any lover of great Cabernet Franc.


Phillip Corallo-Titus

Winemaker, Chappellet Vineyard

Winemaker, Phillip Corallo-Titus

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Lot Features: This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled.

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