The 2019 Chad Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a saturated, glass-staining dark violet. Blackberries, wild blueberries, baking chocolate and cured tobacco emerge on the nose, trading places with ripe black currants, cedar, thyme and dried orange peel, as the wine spends time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is rich and mouth-filling, yet still perfectly balanced, with juicy black fruit flavors that echo the nose. Ripe and supple tannins carry the flavors though a long, seamless finish. Drink now for its irresistible, lush primary fruit, or keep in a cool, dark cellar for a decade (or more).
About this wine producer: Longtime customers may remember the blockbuster Cabernets made by Ry Richards, which have included some of the most expressive, accessible, and seriously delicious Napa Valley wines ever offered at Moore Brothers.
Ry is Phil Titus's right hand man at Chappelet, the iconic Pritchard Hill estate, so it’s no surprise that his network includes connections at some of the region’s top addresses. Which means that in great vintages like 2019, when the supply of fruit from these estates exceeds their capacity, he's quick to purchase their excess grapes and craft small lots of seriously high-pedigree wines.