Chappellet

Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.1129 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
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER

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
Rich Bergan

Delicious. We let this sit for a few years and tonight was a great night to open it,

Delicious. We let this sit for a few years and tonight was a great night to open it,

Mar 10th, 2019
Fred Green

Luscious and full but balanced and berry rich with a soft finish

Luscious and full but balanced and berry rich with a soft finish

Nov 10th, 2018
Jack Bender

Zinners and saints

Zinners and saints

Aug 17th, 2018
Jack Bender

Thursday vibes!

Thursday vibes!

May 25th, 2018