Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1247 ratings
9.140 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.

14.9% alc.

Sep 14th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Alluring smoke and toast on the nose but no follow through at this stage. Could be a promising wine with balanced fruit and structure to age. Hold.

Alluring smoke and toast on the nose but no follow through at this stage. Could be a promising wine with balanced fruit and structure to age. Hold.

4 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Christanna Honer

Absolutely captivating. Plum and cherry pie which evolved into a more brambly boysenberry, with a background of cocoa powder, ground coffee, anisette aromas. Packs a punch--intense black fruit with licorice and an earthy bitterness. Already showing depth and secondary complexity--one of my favorite Napa cabs to date!

Absolutely captivating. Plum and cherry pie which evolved into a more brambly boysenberry, with a background of cocoa powder, ground coffee, anisette aromas. Packs a punch--intense black fruit with licorice and an earthy bitterness. Already showing depth and secondary complexity--one of my favorite Napa cabs to date!

2 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Craig Brown

2012 Magnum ages more slowly. Great fruit with a soft mid-pallet and long finish after 1 hour decanting.

2012 Magnum ages more slowly. Great fruit with a soft mid-pallet and long finish after 1 hour decanting.

2 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Spicy, ripe. Plum compote. Chocolate notes. Delicious. Full and broad in the mouth.

Spicy, ripe. Plum compote. Chocolate notes. Delicious. Full and broad in the mouth.

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015
Andrew Holloway

Andrew had this 3 years ago

Andrew had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2017
Jody Scharf

Earthy. Licorice, dark, blackberries. Ready now. Have fun. I am b

Earthy. Licorice, dark, blackberries. Ready now. Have fun. I am b

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2016
Ryan M
9.4

Aerating the Christmas party magnums!! @Chappellet_wine

Aerating the Christmas party magnums!! @Chappellet_wine

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Melissa Treadway

Exactly what you want out of a California Cab. Pure Napa... Too big for the food, but certainly a crowd pleaser....

Exactly what you want out of a California Cab. Pure Napa... Too big for the food, but certainly a crowd pleaser....

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

On this Thanksgiving I have chosen the 2012 Chappellete Signature Cabernet Sauvignon to have with dinner. This paired really well with the turkey. On the nose I am getting notes of plum, blackberry, blueberry, smokey oak and a minerals. On the palate there are dark fruit, Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black licorice, herbal notes, and a touch of oak all in well balanced harmony. The acidity is bright and vibrant at medium + and chewy medium + Tannin. This all comes together in a pleasing long lasting finish. The breakdown of the blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Malbec, and 7% Petit Verdot.

On this Thanksgiving I have chosen the 2012 Chappellete Signature Cabernet Sauvignon to have with dinner. This paired really well with the turkey. On the nose I am getting notes of plum, blackberry, blueberry, smokey oak and a minerals. On the palate there are dark fruit, Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black licorice, herbal notes, and a touch of oak all in well balanced harmony. The acidity is bright and vibrant at medium + and chewy medium + Tannin. This all comes together in a pleasing long lasting finish. The breakdown of the blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Malbec, and 7% Petit Verdot.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015