Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend

9.11006 ratings
8.977 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this 6 mos ago at Tasting, liked it, bought several bottles for cellar. 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 and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal floral notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, aging well should benefit from bottle aging.

Had this 6 mos ago at Tasting, liked it, bought several bottles for cellar. 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 and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal floral notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, aging well should benefit from bottle aging.

Mar 30th, 2020
"Odedi"

This is a great Bordeaux blend from California. Well balanced and fruit forward with cedar, chocolates and coffee notes.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes).

Still young and will benefit from a year or two of bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.

Delicious and yummy. I love these Bordeaux blends.

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 73% Napa Valley 27% Sonoma County.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

This is a great Bordeaux blend from California. Well balanced and fruit forward with cedar, chocolates and coffee notes.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes).

Still young and will benefit from a year or two of bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.

Delicious and yummy. I love these Bordeaux blends.

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 73% Napa Valley 27% Sonoma County.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

May 19th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Medium Ruby. All Bordeaux grapes included in the Cuvée. Fruit forward. Jammy. Blackberry. Needs some time to mature.

Medium Ruby. All Bordeaux grapes included in the Cuvée. Fruit forward. Jammy. Blackberry. Needs some time to mature.

May 13th, 2019
Daniel P. Drake

It is the start of the weekend and I have opened the 2015 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend. The wine is 37% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose I am getting black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bakers chocolate, molasses, asparagus, caramel, vanilla, clove and leather.

Upon first sip on the palate the is jammy dark fruit of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, a little heavy on the toasted oak and gravel.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + rich mouth coating tannins that lead to a long lingering oaky dark fruit finish. With the cooler weather continuing into the weekend along with rain it looks like an indoor movie for me, but we will have to check out some other of my reds. Have a great weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

It is the start of the weekend and I have opened the 2015 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend. The wine is 37% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose I am getting black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bakers chocolate, molasses, asparagus, caramel, vanilla, clove and leather.

Upon first sip on the palate the is jammy dark fruit of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, a little heavy on the toasted oak and gravel.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + rich mouth coating tannins that lead to a long lingering oaky dark fruit finish. With the cooler weather continuing into the weekend along with rain it looks like an indoor movie for me, but we will have to check out some other of my reds. Have a great weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 6th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Blue and black fruit explosion. Creamy vanilla extract. Well balanced and delicious

Blue and black fruit explosion. Creamy vanilla extract. Well balanced and delicious

Nov 27th, 2017
Shay A
9.2

Chappellet wine dinner. I've not had much of their wines and wanted to see if they are worth a visit when we are out for our yearly Napa trip in February!

A very good value out of Napa. $30-35. Pop and pour stuff. Toasted french bread, blueberry pie, blackberries, plums, cola. Tannins are plush.

Chappellet wine dinner. I've not had much of their wines and wanted to see if they are worth a visit when we are out for our yearly Napa trip in February!

A very good value out of Napa. $30-35. Pop and pour stuff. Toasted french bread, blueberry pie, blackberries, plums, cola. Tannins are plush.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Matt Trader

Always a delight. Titus can't make bad wine, EVER. One of my favorite Napa wines, and an amazing QPR.

Always a delight. Titus can't make bad wine, EVER. One of my favorite Napa wines, and an amazing QPR.

Aug 7th, 2017
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.

8 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!

3 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
TheSkip

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

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

2 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2016