Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.27 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Lovely bottle development. Over 30 years old! Very pretty. Lots of floral perfume. First vintage in a great run, 1984-1987. Resolved and singing. The cork was a bit worrisome, but didn't detract. Last night for dinner.

Lovely bottle development. Over 30 years old! Very pretty. Lots of floral perfume. First vintage in a great run, 1984-1987. Resolved and singing. The cork was a bit worrisome, but didn't detract. Last night for dinner.

Feb 24th, 2017
Brittany Stone

Bright wine with tons of life left. Notes of Black cherry, black tea, cigar box and anise. Delicious.

Bright wine with tons of life left. Notes of Black cherry, black tea, cigar box and anise. Delicious.

Feb 14th, 2015
Patrick Derdeyn

1984. Beautifully aged Napa Cab.

1984. Beautifully aged Napa Cab.

Jan 20th, 2015
Mark Flesher

I served this one blind to and a half dozen people or so, this wine had lots of guesses that it was an aged Brunello, one Barolo, one straight Sangiovese. Then the last guess? @Benjamin Keator .. "84 or 85 Napa Cab... Should have been opened 10 years ago." .... Mkkaaay, nailed it! However, I don't necessarily agree with the 10 years ago statement. Opened up a 76 not too long ago and it was surprisingly vibrant. This one seemed not as vibrant, but color was still surprisingly dark, crimson. The nose of this wine had more aged character than the palate. Nose of mostly aged raspberry and black cherry, hint of mushroom, hint of bacon fat. Palate with iodine, aged blackberry and black cherry, a little bit herbaceous. Actually finished with a little more weight than I expected. The heyday of this one was probably 20 years ago, and this one is definitely on the downward trend. Still, a great history lesson!

I served this one blind to and a half dozen people or so, this wine had lots of guesses that it was an aged Brunello, one Barolo, one straight Sangiovese. Then the last guess? @Benjamin Keator .. "84 or 85 Napa Cab... Should have been opened 10 years ago." .... Mkkaaay, nailed it! However, I don't necessarily agree with the 10 years ago statement. Opened up a 76 not too long ago and it was surprisingly vibrant. This one seemed not as vibrant, but color was still surprisingly dark, crimson. The nose of this wine had more aged character than the palate. Nose of mostly aged raspberry and black cherry, hint of mushroom, hint of bacon fat. Palate with iodine, aged blackberry and black cherry, a little bit herbaceous. Actually finished with a little more weight than I expected. The heyday of this one was probably 20 years ago, and this one is definitely on the downward trend. Still, a great history lesson!

Aug 17th, 2019
Chris Loretta

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

Apr 25th, 2017
Ben Rohrs

Ben had this 3 years ago

Ben had this 3 years ago

Jan 4th, 2017