abreu, cappella, napa valley 2015
WINE SPECTATOR
96
JEB DUNNUCK
98

2015 abreu, cappella, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Abreu Cappella is the most cabernet sauvignon-forward option at Abreu Vineyards. The perfectly balanced and staggeringly beautiful wine features four grape varieties and has an aging potential of two to three decades.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

A whiff of sassafras gives way quickly to a load of boysenberry, fig and blackberry fruit flavors that cascade over one another, while polished grip and extra sweet tobacco and loam notes fill in through the finish. Broad and dense, this has the drive to match. A big wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2040.

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

One rocking wine, the 2015 Cappella is a powerful, rich effort that has badass levels of black, black fruits, graphite, licorice, and crushed rocks. From a site on the west side of St. Helena and a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, and 13% Petit Verdot, it has a layered, multi-dimensional, stacked profile and is just loaded with glycerin and opulence. Feel free to drink this thriller any time over the coming 3 decades or more.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Cappella should be close to perfection when it is finally released in several years. Inky bluish/purple to the rim, with blackberry, chocolate, graphite, barbecue smoke and forest floor notes, this incredibly rich, pure, structured and powerful wine is multi-dimensional, with huge levels of fruit and glycerin. To say it is a tour de force is almost an understatement. It should have 30-50 years of longevity

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

This is an extremely tight and fine-grained young red with spices, blackcurrants, berries and floral character, as well as black-tea and hazelnut undertones. Full-bodied and focused with a racy and linear finish. Hard to resist but one for the cellar. Drink in 2021.