Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.59 ratings
9.56 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.7

Wow. Downright youthful. Gorgeous. Plums still dominate. Earth. Rich and full but still lively with acidity. Floral perfume. Thank you Jason Wise. I made this wine. It was one of the great vintages of the decade. The same year I founded Corison Winery. Great vintage.

Wow. Downright youthful. Gorgeous. Plums still dominate. Earth. Rich and full but still lively with acidity. Floral perfume. Thank you Jason Wise. I made this wine. It was one of the great vintages of the decade. The same year I founded Corison Winery. Great vintage.

May 24th, 2019
jason restivo

Decanter worthy! Wild cassis to luxury leather. Truly one of the best California Cabernets I have ever had, the other was 1984 Mayacamus Cabernet. Next up - 1988 Nalle Family wines Cabernet.

Decanter worthy! Wild cassis to luxury leather. Truly one of the best California Cabernets I have ever had, the other was 1984 Mayacamus Cabernet. Next up - 1988 Nalle Family wines Cabernet.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.5

25th wedding anniversary continues. So youthful. Pretty, balance, unity.

25th wedding anniversary continues. So youthful. Pretty, balance, unity.

May 3rd, 2017
Doctor No

How is this the night that the hit rate for old Cali Cab approaches 90%? Awesome.

How is this the night that the hit rate for old Cali Cab approaches 90%? Awesome.

May 20th, 2017
Ryan Knoth

Tons of acid and nice fruit

Tons of acid and nice fruit

Mar 14th, 2017
Carla Hine

Didn't have the 1987 Corison for our vertical, but grabbed this (since Cathy was still the winemaker for this vintage). So interesting compared to the Corison's in the flight. Obviously different sites, but very youthful, lots of dried flowers (violets, roses) on the nose, cassis on the palate.

Didn't have the 1987 Corison for our vertical, but grabbed this (since Cathy was still the winemaker for this vintage). So interesting compared to the Corison's in the flight. Obviously different sites, but very youthful, lots of dried flowers (violets, roses) on the nose, cassis on the palate.

Feb 7th, 2016
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Cathy had this 10 months ago

Cathy had this 10 months ago

Jul 12th, 2020
Lee Lightfoot

Lee had this 4 years ago

Lee had this 4 years ago

Mar 21st, 2017
Stephen Clark

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Feb 21st, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Chris had this 7 years ago

Chris had this 7 years ago

Aug 11th, 2014