Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1479 ratings
9.041 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
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.

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!

2 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Cornelia Hodosh

Very nice. Had at Black Pearl Newport

Very nice. Had at Black Pearl Newport

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2016
Christanna Honer

Drink it by the liter. 👌

Drink it by the liter. 👌

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Gary Hill

Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec, PV and Cab Franc. Nice. Well balanced. You can't go wrong with Chappellet

Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec, PV and Cab Franc. Nice. Well balanced. You can't go wrong with Chappellet

Jun 8th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Some rs here

Some rs here

Jun 25th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Pyrizinic, weighty and dark fruited. Needs some time to even out but fun nonetheless.

Pyrizinic, weighty and dark fruited. Needs some time to even out but fun nonetheless.

May 24th, 2016
Louie Christensen

Its like a Listrac-Mèdoc grown at elevation. What an interesting wine. Black currants, black berries, weathered leather, crushed herbs, and roasted spices such as anise. The Merlot tannins are smooth and dusty, but it's the acidity that really sets it apart from other Napa blends.

Its like a Listrac-Mèdoc grown at elevation. What an interesting wine. Black currants, black berries, weathered leather, crushed herbs, and roasted spices such as anise. The Merlot tannins are smooth and dusty, but it's the acidity that really sets it apart from other Napa blends.

Mar 10th, 2016
Eric Grasser

Red fruit, roasted meat, leather and dust. Good quality but not great.

Red fruit, roasted meat, leather and dust. Good quality but not great.

Dec 19th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

The 2013 "Mountain Cuvée is a Bordeaux blend with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. Well blended, smooth, and fruity.

The 2013 "Mountain Cuvée is a Bordeaux blend with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. Well blended, smooth, and fruity.

Oct 28th, 2015