Chappellet

Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.1149 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

Pretty amazing to taste a 2013 #zinfandel in 2019 and find it still alive and kicking and #wellbalanced There’s something to be said here about wines. With a sense of place and defending “native” varietals.

Pretty amazing to taste a 2013 #zinfandel in 2019 and find it still alive and kicking and #wellbalanced There’s something to be said here about wines. With a sense of place and defending “native” varietals.

Jul 15th, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Probably the most well rounded Zinfandel I have come across. Not jammy. This wine is smooth and delectable. Perfect amount of age on it. Pairs well with an aged cheese. Picked up from the winery today

Probably the most well rounded Zinfandel I have come across. Not jammy. This wine is smooth and delectable. Perfect amount of age on it. Pairs well with an aged cheese. Picked up from the winery today

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

I was somewhat pleasantly surprised at this as I expected a jammy fruit bomb. Great balance here. The fruit shows nice tension and the 7yrs have tamed everything down nicely. Pipe tobacco, blackberries, blueberries, and a leafy characteristic as well. Didn’t come across as too hot like many Napa zins do.

I was somewhat pleasantly surprised at this as I expected a jammy fruit bomb. Great balance here. The fruit shows nice tension and the 7yrs have tamed everything down nicely. Pipe tobacco, blackberries, blueberries, and a leafy characteristic as well. Didn’t come across as too hot like many Napa zins do.

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2017
Tom Riley

Lean and clean. Nothing jammy about it. Great typicity. You'd never guess it to be at 15.6% abv. So well integrated. Wish more zin producers would embrace this profile.

Lean and clean. Nothing jammy about it. Great typicity. You'd never guess it to be at 15.6% abv. So well integrated. Wish more zin producers would embrace this profile.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

9.2

15.5%

15.5%

Jan 22nd, 2014
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

8.5

Punishment for missing Zin twice today. Some penance isn't too bad.

Punishment for missing Zin twice today. Some penance isn't too bad.

Jun 27th, 2013
Anthony Auger

Prune and some black pepper in the aroma. Some celery and rhubarb upfront. A juicy but also syrupy body. There’s a little bit of slate on the finish. Exactly what I like in a Zinfandel.

Prune and some black pepper in the aroma. Some celery and rhubarb upfront. A juicy but also syrupy body. There’s a little bit of slate on the finish. Exactly what I like in a Zinfandel.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Anthony Auger

Woah this one is really unique! Fresh herbs shine in the aroma. I even get some bright peppers in there. A big sage and mushroom note upfront. There’s a pencil lead type mineral note on the mid palate. Bright grapefruit acidity with some nice heat on the finish. This one’s got some nice long legs too.

Woah this one is really unique! Fresh herbs shine in the aroma. I even get some bright peppers in there. A big sage and mushroom note upfront. There’s a pencil lead type mineral note on the mid palate. Bright grapefruit acidity with some nice heat on the finish. This one’s got some nice long legs too.

Jun 13th, 2021
Peggy Hadley

Love the wine. Love the label. Label entitled, Ode de Georgia for the memory of Georgia O’Keefe. Forget about the guy in the background. 😊

Love the wine. Love the label. Label entitled, Ode de Georgia for the memory of Georgia O’Keefe. Forget about the guy in the background. 😊

Jan 29th, 2021
heidi schlegel

Nice Zinfandel. Heavy pepper and little jam. Opens immediately.

Nice Zinfandel. Heavy pepper and little jam. Opens immediately.

Dec 18th, 2020