In the mid-19th century, Two brothers — Adrien Pierre and Jean V. Chaix — listened to many stories of the agricultural wonders of the Napa Valley and the unique terroir perfect for growing grapes. The two young Frenchmen left their homes in Provence and immigrated to California. They settled mid-valley, purchasing prime vineyards in Rutherford, Oakville, and on Howell Mountain. Jean V. and his business partner Adolphe Brun built and operated the 13th bonded winery in California. In 1909 their great-grandfather Adrien, known as A.P., bought an 80 acre vineyard in Rutherford on the renowned Rutherford Bench. He cultivated grapes with cuttings he brought from Medoc region in Bordeaux. Over the past 100 years, grapes from Chaix Family Vineyards have gone into making many of Napa’s most distinguished wines. This is the inagural release of their own label, backed by a very impressive legacy.
Chaix 2009 Cabernet A.P. Reserve, Napa Valley
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Polished and structured, the A.P. Reserve opens with Bing cherry and red currant backed up by dusty, earthy aromas mingled with a touch of chocolate and mint. This full bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offers smooth, sweet fruit flavors on the palate and are rounded out with a toasty, dusty coating. Bright acidity balances the rich structure which finishes with a toasty espresso note. Silky sweet tannins can be found on this youngster that will turn heads in years to come. Their Great-Grandfather, Adrien Pierre Chaix (A.P.) and his dog proudly grace the inaugural release of this 100% estate-grown Cabernet. Only 298 cases produced!
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