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Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2009
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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #06

Chappellet
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature 2006

94 points / $42
7,650 cases made
California

Pritchard Hill, in the foothills east of St. Helena, has become a hot spot for Cabernet in the past decade, but Donn and Molly Chappellet recognized its potential as early as 1967. Signature is their flagship wine, culled from estate vineyards planted on shallow volcanic soils 1,000 feet or more above the Napa Valley floor. The 2006 is 76 percent Cabernet Sauvignon; winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus added 18 percent Merlot plus dashes of Malbec and Petit Verdot.

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