A “Bordeaux” style blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. Usually, when I hear “bordeaux style blend”, I shrug my shoulders and say, “oh well, once again, people making an “internationally styled” wine to keep up with the Joneses.” Well, I was wrong. This is flat out delicious. In black fruited powerful yet elegant palate presence, breadth and length, this is some VERY classy wine. A few of the long time private clients who were tasting along side us said that they buy 6-12 bottles of this wine, EVERY year, hands down. I can see why…..
The tasting note from the Chappaz website: “Dark garnet color. Bouquet of mountain berries, dried flowers, ashes, of coffee. Dense, powerful, quickly led by firm but fine tannins. Beautiful final persistence for a wine which shall allow 5 to 15 years of evolution.” – Chappaz website
November ’15 arrival.