Chappellet

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.0201 ratings
9.040 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

For more than 4 decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's Pritchard Hill. Aged for 8 monthson French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus and honey with added floral scents. On the palate nice integrated fruit, apple, lemon and peach with balanced acidity and smoky oak. Lingering smooth finish ending with full fruit and oak tones. Very well done. A joy to drink.

For more than 4 decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's Pritchard Hill. Aged for 8 monthson French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus and honey with added floral scents. On the palate nice integrated fruit, apple, lemon and peach with balanced acidity and smoky oak. Lingering smooth finish ending with full fruit and oak tones. Very well done. A joy to drink.

Apr 27th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Butter, vanilla, coconut, pineapple, mango, peach and lemon curd, yellow flowers, tangerine, bruised if not jammy. No minerals or earthiness. Full body, creamy and round.

Butter, vanilla, coconut, pineapple, mango, peach and lemon curd, yellow flowers, tangerine, bruised if not jammy. No minerals or earthiness. Full body, creamy and round.

Dec 19th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Creamy pear and melon fruit, with balanced acidity. Medium to full bodied. Has the richness and sheen of a pouilly fuissé but with dimensions of tropical fruit and very well integrated hazelnut/vanilla oak.

Creamy pear and melon fruit, with balanced acidity. Medium to full bodied. Has the richness and sheen of a pouilly fuissé but with dimensions of tropical fruit and very well integrated hazelnut/vanilla oak.

2 people found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
France Posener

There is so much talk today about finding small unknown boutiquie wines from lesser known places. It's time to remember the legendary Wineries that brought us here. In 1967 Donn Chappellet planted his hillside in Pritchard Hill. This Chardonnay is a yummy value oriented delicious wine for my Wednesday supper I am thrilled to share with all of you.

There is so much talk today about finding small unknown boutiquie wines from lesser known places. It's time to remember the legendary Wineries that brought us here. In 1967 Donn Chappellet planted his hillside in Pritchard Hill. This Chardonnay is a yummy value oriented delicious wine for my Wednesday supper I am thrilled to share with all of you.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

globules of sweetness, lacking any signs of acidity...sorry but this is a train wreck....blind I would have thought Rombauer, which is a perpetual oak slathered butter stick mess. 😈

globules of sweetness, lacking any signs of acidity...sorry but this is a train wreck....blind I would have thought Rombauer, which is a perpetual oak slathered butter stick mess. 😈

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2016
Rob Brobst III

Toasted brioche, candied tropical fruits and loads of acidity! thank you Diane.

Toasted brioche, candied tropical fruits and loads of acidity! thank you Diane.

Jun 29th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Tropical citrus fruits with a vanilla toasted oak.

Tropical citrus fruits with a vanilla toasted oak.

Nov 25th, 2016
Carter Nixon

My annual bottle of domestic Chardonnay did not disappoint! NOT overly oaked or buttery. Nice clean and fresh and perfect with thanksgiving dinner!

My annual bottle of domestic Chardonnay did not disappoint! NOT overly oaked or buttery. Nice clean and fresh and perfect with thanksgiving dinner!

Nov 25th, 2016
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.1

Remembering Don Chappellet today, a Napa pioneer. Had this wine a few days ago, remarkably fresh.

Remembering Don Chappellet today, a Napa pioneer. Had this wine a few days ago, remarkably fresh.

Aug 28th, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.7

History.
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History.
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Aug 21st, 2016