Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21344 ratings
9.2198 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
John Riddick

Never fails to impress!

Never fails to impress!

Mar 19th, 2021
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, cassis, vanilla, plum, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, cassis, vanilla, plum, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Feb 13th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.5

Cassis and anise. Tar, forest floor. Silky.

Cassis and anise. Tar, forest floor. Silky.

Dec 31st, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Bit dull, a bit corked

Bit dull, a bit corked

Dec 29th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Slightly corked. Classy Another bottle 5/22/22 faired better in the cork lottery. Adjusted score.

Slightly corked. Classy Another bottle 5/22/22 faired better in the cork lottery. Adjusted score.

Dec 24th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Blind, called claret. So youthful. Time in the glass was kind. Mineral, cassis, mushroom, forest floor. Excavating the wine cellar at home.

Blind, called claret. So youthful. Time in the glass was kind. Mineral, cassis, mushroom, forest floor. Excavating the wine cellar at home.

Oct 31st, 2020
Steven Gullo

Fully mature nose of tobacco, cocoa powder and dried black fruits. Dusty tannins have mellowed out a little. Still showing a powerful, ripe structure. Drink now!

Fully mature nose of tobacco, cocoa powder and dried black fruits. Dusty tannins have mellowed out a little. Still showing a powerful, ripe structure. Drink now!

Oct 5th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded by Donn and Molly Chappelet in 1967 on renowned Pritchard Hill. A blend of 79% Cab Sauv, 12% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec. Deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark berry fruits, cedar, cacao and sweet herbs. On the palate rich flavors of blackberry and currants with sweet oak and herbs with a great mouthfeel. Soft fine tannins, long ending with fruit and sweet oak. Will improve but great now!

Founded by Donn and Molly Chappelet in 1967 on renowned Pritchard Hill. A blend of 79% Cab Sauv, 12% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec. Deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark berry fruits, cedar, cacao and sweet herbs. On the palate rich flavors of blackberry and currants with sweet oak and herbs with a great mouthfeel. Soft fine tannins, long ending with fruit and sweet oak. Will improve but great now!

Jul 31st, 2020
Jonathan Wall

50th anniversary! Way to go Chappellet! Super tight, but not tannic. On the 2nd night it was giving dark fruit and herbs. I suspect a few years will reward well.

50th anniversary! Way to go Chappellet! Super tight, but not tannic. On the 2nd night it was giving dark fruit and herbs. I suspect a few years will reward well.

May 15th, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have continued on from my Birthday on Monday and have opened another wine from one of my favorite wineries. I have opened the 2016 Chappellet Donn Chappellet Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, lilac, pencil shavings, mint and a fresh earth aroma.

The palate has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, violets, oak, spices, mint, pencil shavings and fresh earth.

This wine is full bodied that has a beautiful soft savory mouth feel with medium + acidity and medium + grainy tannins that lead into a long clean dark fruit finish. I hope everyone is doing well and making it through this event the best we can. Please stay safe and healthy and have a great rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have continued on from my Birthday on Monday and have opened another wine from one of my favorite wineries. I have opened the 2016 Chappellet Donn Chappellet Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, lilac, pencil shavings, mint and a fresh earth aroma.

The palate has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, violets, oak, spices, mint, pencil shavings and fresh earth.

This wine is full bodied that has a beautiful soft savory mouth feel with medium + acidity and medium + grainy tannins that lead into a long clean dark fruit finish. I hope everyone is doing well and making it through this event the best we can. Please stay safe and healthy and have a great rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 14th, 2020