Chappellet

Napa Valley Malbec

9.2124 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jesse Fox

Napa Malbec really nice

Napa Malbec really nice

Apr 15th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

A while back, Chappellet came to Fort Worth and did a wine dinner, so my in laws and I attended. Overall, very nice wines and we heard the view was great atop Pritchard Hill, so they wanted to stop by during our trip.

Chappellet does a very solid job across many wines, but this Malbec was a standout. It’s usually so inky and one dimensional, but this was a welcomed surprise. Lots of black cherry, red licorice tart and spice. Similar to the well crafted Hope & Grace Malbec that
@David T introduced to me.

A while back, Chappellet came to Fort Worth and did a wine dinner, so my in laws and I attended. Overall, very nice wines and we heard the view was great atop Pritchard Hill, so they wanted to stop by during our trip.

Chappellet does a very solid job across many wines, but this Malbec was a standout. It’s usually so inky and one dimensional, but this was a welcomed surprise. Lots of black cherry, red licorice tart and spice. Similar to the well crafted Hope & Grace Malbec that
@David T introduced to me.

Feb 5th, 2018
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.1

Carissa's Dragon on this beautiful balanced 2014 Malbec from Chappellet. Silky and full on the palate with flavors of triple berry!

Carissa's Dragon on this beautiful balanced 2014 Malbec from Chappellet. Silky and full on the palate with flavors of triple berry!

2 people found it helpfulApr 27th, 2017
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.2

2013 Malbec from Chappellet family. Always impressed with this mountain grown Malbec from Phillip Titus. Features Carissa's Dragon series art work on the label. Aromas of Dark fruit & Cherries with flavor of Dark Roast coffee, chocolate and rich tannins on the palate and finish. Yum!!

2013 Malbec from Chappellet family. Always impressed with this mountain grown Malbec from Phillip Titus. Features Carissa's Dragon series art work on the label. Aromas of Dark fruit & Cherries with flavor of Dark Roast coffee, chocolate and rich tannins on the palate and finish. Yum!!

2 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2016
Matt Siegel

Matt had this 7 years ago

Matt had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2015
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

1st bottle maderized , 2nd bottle was the second coming of Malbec, what what

1st bottle maderized , 2nd bottle was the second coming of Malbec, what what

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2013
Andrew S

Dark (blue) berries, spice. Maybe the best Malbec I've had. nice balance to tannins and acidity.

Dark (blue) berries, spice. Maybe the best Malbec I've had. nice balance to tannins and acidity.

May 28th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

Dark blackberry fruit sister clairissa drew this picture for the label she wanted to show the mythical dragons that exist on Prichard hill a blending varietal has a bit of CS and cf lots of flavor and structure our expression of what is on the hill well suited to a grilled steak. Dark berry fruit currants black berry fruit very rich and ripe with a good sense of terroir. A bit light and lean with a fresh smooth tannins. Excellent

Dark blackberry fruit sister clairissa drew this picture for the label she wanted to show the mythical dragons that exist on Prichard hill a blending varietal has a bit of CS and cf lots of flavor and structure our expression of what is on the hill well suited to a grilled steak. Dark berry fruit currants black berry fruit very rich and ripe with a good sense of terroir. A bit light and lean with a fresh smooth tannins. Excellent

Jun 13th, 2013
Bill Morgan

Smooth with soft tannins and a beautiful finish

Smooth with soft tannins and a beautiful finish

Jul 29th, 2021
William Hicks

Very nice. Upfront complexity

Very nice. Upfront complexity

Jun 13th, 2020