Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend

9.11083 ratings
9.086 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec
Top Notes For
Kristin the Wine Girl

An astringent berry quality in the initial aromas. Opens to strawberry tart cherry and evergreen. A very young flavor front leads to big berry potential. Nice young, but I would still lay down a few more years. Has the feel that it would age rather well. A fabulous pairing for this Easter's smoked ham dinner. Rounds out after an hour's opening. Then a much smoother luscious bbqd blackberry cobbler emerges.

An astringent berry quality in the initial aromas. Opens to strawberry tart cherry and evergreen. A very young flavor front leads to big berry potential. Nice young, but I would still lay down a few more years. Has the feel that it would age rather well. A fabulous pairing for this Easter's smoked ham dinner. Rounds out after an hour's opening. Then a much smoother luscious bbqd blackberry cobbler emerges.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Dana Thompson

Thanks to my brother Woody for turning me on to his friends the Cappellet's and their very excellent wine. This one is (as all their cabs are) is complex, great up front but with a terrific finish and well..damn good. I'm not going to go all Robert Parker on the description but the high concentration of Merlot softens the tannins and makes the fruit and leather come through slowly but really well. As I write I'm neglecting a very attractive brunette who's seriously reconsidering her choice of dinner companion due to my enthusiasm for the Chappellet Mountain Cuvée but hey..good wine cannot be ignored. Not apparently can she. So I'm making the right choice and ending the rating.

Thanks to my brother Woody for turning me on to his friends the Cappellet's and their very excellent wine. This one is (as all their cabs are) is complex, great up front but with a terrific finish and well..damn good. I'm not going to go all Robert Parker on the description but the high concentration of Merlot softens the tannins and makes the fruit and leather come through slowly but really well. As I write I'm neglecting a very attractive brunette who's seriously reconsidering her choice of dinner companion due to my enthusiasm for the Chappellet Mountain Cuvée but hey..good wine cannot be ignored. Not apparently can she. So I'm making the right choice and ending the rating.

10 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Created for Disney, this fittingly shows a bit of magic. Black currant, blackberry, prominent anise w/ vanillin. Really delivers without overwhelming- spice box and anise on the palate rather than a fruit bomb. Impressive!

Created for Disney, this fittingly shows a bit of magic. Black currant, blackberry, prominent anise w/ vanillin. Really delivers without overwhelming- spice box and anise on the palate rather than a fruit bomb. Impressive!

5 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
TheSkip

Remains outstanding. Solid contender for sub-$30 WOTY.

Remains outstanding. Solid contender for sub-$30 WOTY.

3 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

You know what? It's pretty darn good! Got black plummy cherries. Lil boysenberry, spice, touch of acid. Not over the top. Let's go royals!

You know what? It's pretty darn good! Got black plummy cherries. Lil boysenberry, spice, touch of acid. Not over the top. Let's go royals!

3 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec, made by 30 year Chappellet winemaker Phillip Titus. Deep Ruby, purple edges, youthful aromas of black fruit, spices, floral and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, a bit young, should benefit from bottle aging.

Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec, made by 30 year Chappellet winemaker Phillip Titus. Deep Ruby, purple edges, youthful aromas of black fruit, spices, floral and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, a bit young, should benefit from bottle aging.

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2020
Sarah Janzen

Jammy. Versatile. Delightful.

Jammy. Versatile. Delightful.

2 people found it helpfulJan 6th, 2019
Marybeth Stupka

Always good. About 29.99 everywhere.

Always good. About 29.99 everywhere.

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2018
Nick Mau

Beautiful deep purple color. Hammy and full bodied. Great finish. Gets better the longer it's open.

Beautiful deep purple color. Hammy and full bodied. Great finish. Gets better the longer it's open.

2 people found it helpfulDec 7th, 2018
Cornelia Hodosh

Very nice. Had at Black Pearl Newport

Very nice. Had at Black Pearl Newport

2 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2016