Abreu

Cappella Proprietary Red 2016

Cappella Proprietary Red 2016

Abreu Cappella Proprietary Red 2016 - K. Laz Wine Collection
$685.00 each
Add to Cart

Cappella is one of the oldest vineyard sites in St. Helena. Six acres that sit alongside a Catholic cemetery on the west side of town, it was first planted in 1869. In the 1980s the church asked David to tear out the old vines, then he watched as the land lay fallow for close to two decades. When he finally got the chance to replant, he jumped. He had tasted fruit from Cappella in the 70s and knew what kind of wine it could make. But that first replant was ill-fated thanks to diseased rootstock, and once again he was ripping out vines. “It took us six years before we had a crop. We could have ignored it, pulled the vines out one by one as they collapsed. But then we'd have all these different ripening patterns, which would impact consistency. It was an easy decision.” “The 2016 Cappella is elegant and super-refined. Bright floral and spice notes perk up a core of red cherry and plum fruit in a fine, silky wine that speaks to pure refinement. A wine of total grace and finesse, Cappella is absolutely gorgeous in 2016. It is also one of the most polished and nuanced wines I have ever tasted here." 98 Points, Vinous



Technical Information
  • Country USA
  • Region Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena