Chappellet

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.0180 ratings
8.937 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
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
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.

Dec 22nd, 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.
#napaearthquakelabels

History.
#napaearthquakelabels

Aug 21st, 2016
Louie Christensen

The nose opens with buttery walnuts, and baked apples and evolves into Meyer lemons, and controlled pineapple. A hint of Pouilly Fuisse or Macon oak treatment, but just enough to spice up the bright fruits. Acidity keeps everything in check.

The nose opens with buttery walnuts, and baked apples and evolves into Meyer lemons, and controlled pineapple. A hint of Pouilly Fuisse or Macon oak treatment, but just enough to spice up the bright fruits. Acidity keeps everything in check.

Mar 10th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.2

Great follow up chard after trying 2 impressive Kistler Chards from the same year! Tropical fruits galore with a rich creamy texture. Very impressive . CB 92+

Great follow up chard after trying 2 impressive Kistler Chards from the same year! Tropical fruits galore with a rich creamy texture. Very impressive . CB 92+

Dec 6th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

Buttered brioche, baked apple, Meyer lemon and light oak treatment. Nicely balanced and moderate finish.

Buttered brioche, baked apple, Meyer lemon and light oak treatment. Nicely balanced and moderate finish.

Oct 28th, 2015