Posts Tagged Chappellet

2012 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Glass-staining, nearly opaque dark purple-crimson in hue, this is a big, intense, perfumed, full-flavored wine that needs time to reveal itself. Lavishly oaked, it initially shows off baking spice and roast coffee aromas, while the fruit component... Read more

2011 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley

Bright straw color. The floral nose delivers ample complex aromas of honeysuckle, sweet lemon, freshly cut pineapple and hints of vanilla and nuts. Fermented dry, the wine gains a viscous creamy edge in the mouth, a result of barrel fermentation.... Read more

2011 Chappellet Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Medium straw in color. Tightly wound, the nose unfolds to reveal aromas of butter, baked apple, pear, a hint of roasted nuts and baking spices. The wine enters the mouth medium-full in body, then spreads out and coats the palate with rich,... Read more

2009 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Chappellet’s flagship wine is a big Cabernet, as evidenced by its opaque, purple-black color. The varietal nose is fruit-forward, full of rich cassis, fleshy black cherry and plum. Oak aging has added scents of clove, mocha and menthol. The... Read more

2010 Chappellet Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus has perfected bridging the gap between the complex, minerally, lean Chardonnays made at Chappellet in days past, and the modern California style of ripe, in-your-face fruit and higher alcohol. A warm, enticing nose... Read more