Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

What a joy to taste well aged, well made Napa Cab. From a tasting of ‘98s from benchmark producers (Phelps, Clos du Val, Burgess) this was a favorite. Soft and velvety texture, very elegant, complex nose, long finish, this wine is what I wish more folks got to experience for the varietal and appellation. There has been a bunch of challenging press lately on Napa and Cab in particular, tasting this will remind us of what we are aiming for in this valley. — 14 days ago

Split Rail Winery

Snake River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Steak night on vacation in the outer banks.
Having an Idaho vs Napa cab comparison. We went to Idaho for a wedding in June and purchased some local wines.
2014 Split Rail Winery vs 2013 Chappellet Napa Valley cab.
This is massive at 15.6% abv with equally big blueberry, cassis, smoke, and touches of lavender. Very surprised by how well this wine was! This was $33 vs the $65 Chappellet price point.
— 3 years ago

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Silver Ghost

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Can definitely tell the difference between this & the Chappellet,
But this is half the price so🤷🏼‍♂️,
No nose & medium bodied
— 3 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Didn’t taste corked, but next to the Chappellet which had a surprisingly good nose this one lacked,
Plus I could be nose blind with all the Syrah funk I’ve had lately
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Plus only a few days rest from shipping, I’ll wait awhile on the rest
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

If you have both do a side by side smelling,@Shay A


Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend 2020

Extremely good — 3 months ago

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I love this one! Cheers!


Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dear chappellet for this 2018 the blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. 2018 was another outstanding vintage and this wine has received nothing but raves! — 5 months ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this

Two Hands

Lily's Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008

This was a big ol' boy! After the 84 Chappellet, I had to switch gears a little bit! Second wine served blind to more or less the same crowd. Poured black and inky. Nose with a little bit of meat but this was mostly black dark roasted fruits. Entry was dark blackberry, sweet plums, figs, baking spice. Power. Lots of guesses for syrah and petite sirah and I don't think anyone really thought this one was 11 years old. Finished with a lot of roasted sweet and chewy tannin. I didn't think I was in the mood for this kind of wine until I realized that I was in the mood for this kind of wine! I think this one has another five to ten years easily. Wondering why this one seems to get lower scores on Delectable, but I have a feeling that most people don't give these the age they need. — 3 years ago

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This was served to me blind. My first comment was “this tastes familiar...”, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to recall the ‘08 Two Hands BG I had earlier this year to call this Aussie Shiraz! My guess was Napa petite sirah, though I did guess the high ABV. Almost motor oil black in the glass. Dense. I didn’t get any meat here, but I did pick up quite a bit of peppercorn alongside rich and ripe blackberries, blueberries and fig on the nose. Unabashed. Liqueur like on the palate with Andes mint chocolate and baked mixed berry pie. At 11yrs old, still quite powerful.

Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Inspire Napa Walk Around Wine Tasting with:
Bryant Estates
Continuum Estate
Cliff Lede Vineyard
Eisele Vineyard
Favia Wines
Ferren Wines
Futo Wines
Harlan Estates
Keplinger Wines
Morley Family Vineyards
Rudd Estates
Staglin Family Vineyards
Vine Hill Ranch
— 3 months ago

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Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Five Blocks Petaluma Gap Chardonnay 2019

Ming L

I believe this is my first Petaluma Gap chard.
Intensely aromatic on the nose with Asian pear, apricot, citrus peels, subtle tropical fruits, white florals, and mint. Richly textured on the palate with oak nuances and fresh acidic lift.
A beauty.
— 6 months ago

Severn, Bob and 3 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Shay A

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

Such a treat to compare this against the ‘08 Schrader To Kalon and the ‘09 Chappellet Pritchard Hill. This was decidedly more dusty. Dark cocoa dusted dates, cassis, and black cherry compote over toasted graham crackers. This was decanted about an hour+ before we got to it and it was still powering through hours later. Thanks,
@joe leatherwood .
— 3 years ago

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Mountain Cuvée Red Bordeaux Blend

I think this is my favorite 😍 — 3 years ago

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