VINEYARD The Chappellet Cabernet Franc is a traditional Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Franc at its base. The original vines were planted in 1989, making Cabernet Franc a relatively new addition to Pritchard Hill. This variety thrives on the hill’s volcanic soils, where conditions are ideal for developing ripe, concentrated flavors.
VINIFICATION The wine was bottled after spending 22 months in French Oak barrels (60% new). Mostly Cabernet Franc, blended with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot.