Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend

9.0293 ratings
8.929 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
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.

9 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!

4 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
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
Timothy Marmon

Great mixture of fruit flavors. Light oak and cherry aroma. Decent tannins and medium finish.

Great mixture of fruit flavors. Light oak and cherry aroma. Decent tannins and medium finish.

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Jon Gerber

So soft and smooth. Eucalyptus notes and a nice bakers chocolate finish.

So soft and smooth. Eucalyptus notes and a nice bakers chocolate finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2015
Patrick Derdeyn

Chapp mtn cuvee is always a solid qpr on a restaurant wine list.

Chapp mtn cuvee is always a solid qpr on a restaurant wine list.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2015
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.3

Great wine from a great family. Cyril and Blakesley keeping Donn and Molly's legacy alive and thriving!

Great wine from a great family. Cyril and Blakesley keeping Donn and Molly's legacy alive and thriving!

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2015
Courtney Quinn

A great wine to toast a friend. I was reminded of incredible Chappellet tasting at 2014 TexSom.

A great wine to toast a friend. I was reminded of incredible Chappellet tasting at 2014 TexSom.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

8.3

Enjoy Chappelet's higher end juice, but this one isn't quite working for me. Was surprised to learn that the '12 has 6 different grape varietals in it

Enjoy Chappelet's higher end juice, but this one isn't quite working for me. Was surprised to learn that the '12 has 6 different grape varietals in it

Nov 14th, 2015
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Very nicely made. Good red fruits & cab complexity on nose followed up by a brilliantly bright palate with depth, acidity & grippy tannins. Long finish. Good #California #cabernetsauvignon blend.

Very nicely made. Good red fruits & cab complexity on nose followed up by a brilliantly bright palate with depth, acidity & grippy tannins. Long finish. Good #California #cabernetsauvignon blend.

Sep 16th, 2015