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2002 Chesler Napa Valley
(70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon)  Sweet floral aromas of violets and honeysuckle mark the entry into the aromas of this wine, followed by true blackcurrant, very dark chocolate, slight mint, and vanilla bean.  Flavors in the mouth are big, intense, and true to the aromatics.  The tannins are chewy and sweet with a youthful dusty character in the finish.  RP 88

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2003 Chesler Napa Valley
(84% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon) 
Violets, raspberries, blackberries, and plum; dark chocolate, sandalwood, caramel, toasted vanilla, very slight mint. A big mouthful with some impact; intense, long flavors with a chewy density to the extract.  RP 89, ST 90+, WS 88

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2004 Chesler  Napa Valley
(60% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon) 
Blackberries and blueberries; sweet, exotic spice, caramel, toasted vanilla, a floral violet character.  Excellent initial impact in the mouth; very intense and long flavors with a sappy, rich texture that is full, but seamless.  RP 92, WE 93, WS 92

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2005 Chesler  Napa Valley
(50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot) 
Loads of blueberry and violet for this wine, along with fresh soft cheese, a bit of blackcurrant, caramel and vanilla. The mouth is very focused with very good concentration of flavor and texture throughout and a strong finish. RP 92, WS 92, WE 91

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2006 Chesler  Napa Valley
(62% Cabernet Franc, 38% Merlot) 
Aromas lean towards raspberry, violet, sandalwood, brown sugar, with a hint of forest floor. The initial impact and intensity of flavors in the mouth is excellent and the finish builds to an impressive concentration of extract. RP 88

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2007 Chesler  Napa Valley
(52% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot)
The most upfront vintage right off the bottling line.  Not unlike the 2004 in that respect, but not quite as precocious.  Showing lots of vanilla and graphite characters from the oak, with blueberry syrup, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Favors in the mouth mirror aromas, tannins are particularly balanced and sweet from impact to finish. RP 92