Chappellet

Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.99 ratings
9.12 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

Had the ‘16 about a year ago, tried again. For more than 4 decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting wines from fruit cultivated on steep, rocky slopes of Napa’s Pritchard Hill. Aged 8 months on French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus, honey & oaky scents. On the palate layers of fruit, apple, lemon & peach with balanced acidity & gentle toasty oak. Long smooth finish ending with fruit and oak tones, a bit creamy. Very well done. A joy to drink. Still tasting great!

Had the ‘16 about a year ago, tried again. For more than 4 decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting wines from fruit cultivated on steep, rocky slopes of Napa’s Pritchard Hill. Aged 8 months on French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus, honey & oaky scents. On the palate layers of fruit, apple, lemon & peach with balanced acidity & gentle toasty oak. Long smooth finish ending with fruit and oak tones, a bit creamy. Very well done. A joy to drink. Still tasting great!

Mar 3rd, 2020
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 months on French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus, honey and oaky scents. On the palate layers of fruit, apple, lemon and peach with balanced acidity and gentle toasty oak. Lingering smooth finish ending with fruit and oak tones, a bit creamy. 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 months on French oak, (33% new) in its lees. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus, honey and oaky scents. On the palate layers of fruit, apple, lemon and peach with balanced acidity and gentle toasty oak. Lingering smooth finish ending with fruit and oak tones, a bit creamy. Very well done. A joy to drink.

Apr 9th, 2019
Gayatri

Smells like honey/sugar. Surprising acidity on the palette. Didn’t seem very well balanced

Smells like honey/sugar. Surprising acidity on the palette. Didn’t seem very well balanced

Jun 11th, 2019
Scot Walker

Very clean and nice Chardonnay

Very clean and nice Chardonnay

Jun 16th, 2018
George Hesse

Pretty decent CA Chardonnay. Not too oaky.

Pretty decent CA Chardonnay. Not too oaky.

May 26th, 2018
Babs

Babs had this a year ago

Babs had this a year ago

Apr 4th, 2019
Eric Johnson

Eric had this a year ago

Eric had this a year ago

Dec 8th, 2018
ed
9.0

ed had this 2 years ago

ed had this 2 years ago

Jul 21st, 2018