Crafted primarily from the traditional Bordeaux varietals, Cervantes Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker s blend...Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Merlot 36%, Petit Verdot 14%, Syrah 3%, and Petite Sirah 2%. Each component making up the cuv e contributes nuances that complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass. Made for more near-term consumption, this is the wine to choose when you re looking for vivid, mouthfilling fruit flavors.
The nose offers beautiful layers of baked cherry, blackberry, cassis, chocolate, cola and anise, with hints of cedar and fresh herbs adding Bordeaux-like complexity. On the palate, plum and cherry flavors mingle with sweet oak, cocoa and baking spices. While supple tannins and a smooth, lingering texture make this wine immediately pleasurable, its mountain roots give it the structure to gain additional depth and complexity with cellaring.
The Chappellet family?s romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent...
The Chappellet family?s romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent vista of forests and wildflower-filled meadows. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker Andr? Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill?s rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines since 1967.
Pritchard Hill?s rugged terroir has become legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth?qualities that define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. As a result, Chappellet wines have consistently received the highest praise from critics, and are sought after by the world's premier collectors.
Today, a second generation of the family has joined their parents in embracing the romance of Pritchard Hill. They are passionate about preserving the land and continuing what Donn and Molly began?making extraordinary wines.