Donn Chappellet saw magic in the early '60s when visiting his future home on Pritchard Hill. This eastern hillside of Napa Valley is full of volcanic rock, dense trees, and foliage-covered slopes. It wasn't an easy place to start, but he nevertheless founded one of the greatest properties on the mountain. He started by making wines of specific terroir, and his family continues to create what Galloni describes as “one of the world’s most iconic wines.” Today the winery is run by second-generation Chappellets who are committed to being stewards of this amazing mountain terroir. These wines will stand up to any wine TWICE their price. They drink well now but also hold up in the cellar.
The Signature Reserve is a benchmark for the long-lived hillside wines of the Napa Valley - full of structure and aging potential, yet seductively forward in its focused varietal character. This luxurious wine displays concentrated aromas of ripe black fruit, subtle cigar box, and clove. The mouth-filling palate and elegantly refined tannins make this voluptuous sipper one not to be missed.