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Nellcôte

Drapeau à Damiers

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date October 2020
  • The "Drapeau à Damiers," or Checkered Flag, showcases a beguiling combination of power and elegance

  • A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot from the Oakville and Stags Leap District nested appellations

  • Aged two years in hand-selected, custom toasted barrels of 100% new French oak


Phillip Corallo-Titus

Phillip Corallo-Titus, Winemaker

I strive to make wines that reflect both the vineyard and the vintage, and my approach is to focus on harvesting at the ideal ripeness. The wines are ultimately an expression of terroir, classic winemaking and the style we are seeking to achieve.
Country Born
USA
Winery Experience
30+ years
Education
I studied agronomy, viticulture and enology at UC Davis.

Phillip Corallo-Titus has been at the helm of Chappellet's winemaking team for over two decades, as well as at his family's label, Titus. With a passion for experimentation, Phillip applies classical winemaking and believes the finest wines are made in the vineyard. Phillip has been a consulting winemaker to Nellcote since 2013.