Chappellet's Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon has been, since the beginning of their winemaking career, the most sought after wine of their portfolio. The wine is truly a love letter to the winegrowing potential of Pritchard Hill. The wine was inspired by Bordeaux, and like most left bank Bordeaux, the wine is a blend of predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with remaining amounts other classic Bordeaux blend varieties. The vines grow upon rocky, mountainside vineyards. After harvest and fermentation, the wine was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Aromatically the wine is a mix of blue and black fruits, alongside notes of dark chocolate, fine espresso, anise, and smoke. On the palate, the fruit is extremely ripe, predominately black cherries and berries, with notes of spicey clove, nutmeg, and mouthcoating tannins.