2006 Chappellet "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
93 points Robert Parker
A fabulous buy, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature offers abundant notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, licorice, and incense. Sweet tannins, an opulent, rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a velvety finish make this one of the most impressive 2006s I tasted. It can be drunk now or over the next 15-20 years.
Brilliant wines have emerged from this showcase estate high on Pritchard Hill, which is producing some of the most exciting Cabernets coming out of Napa. As for my estimated aging curves, readers should keep in mind that the 1969 Chappellet made by Philip Togni, at age 40, remains a remarkably young, vibrant wine! RP (12/2009)
Firm, intense and vibrant, built with dry, extracted tannins framing the rich dried dark berry, cedar and fresh earth and graphite notes. Ends with a drying aftertaste. JL (2016)
Full ruby-red. Aromas of currant, tobacco, graphite and crushed rock. Sweet, plush and nicely deep, with a silky texture to the flavors of plum, currant and spicecake. Quite sweet, even a bit exotic, for this bottling. Finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins and plenty of spicy, chocolatey oak. ST (10/2009)