Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.193 ratings
9.311 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
Shawn R

PnP and crowd pleasure

PnP and crowd pleasure

Jun 1st, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Decanted for 45 minutes. This is a very well balanced cab. Classic hillside Napa. Medium body with a long finish. Still a bit young, but nevertheless an outstanding wine & value.

Decanted for 45 minutes. This is a very well balanced cab. Classic hillside Napa. Medium body with a long finish. Still a bit young, but nevertheless an outstanding wine & value.

Feb 15th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

This bottle isn’t as sharp and focused as the one we had a few months ago. It’s a little warmer than we normally serve, and that may be the cause of the friction here. Still very charming, tho...

This bottle isn’t as sharp and focused as the one we had a few months ago. It’s a little warmer than we normally serve, and that may be the cause of the friction here. Still very charming, tho...

Dec 30th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Always a reliable restaurant pick. My first ‘15 from any of Chappellet’s wines, and I was astounded at how approachable this was at pop and pour! Wow. The aromatics were just sensational...blueberry and blackberry medley, baked pie, very small hint of smoked meat, and plum. Extremely lush on the palate from start to finish...black cherry cordial, mixed berry, and cocoa dusted dates. Phenomenal value!

Always a reliable restaurant pick. My first ‘15 from any of Chappellet’s wines, and I was astounded at how approachable this was at pop and pour! Wow. The aromatics were just sensational...blueberry and blackberry medley, baked pie, very small hint of smoked meat, and plum. Extremely lush on the palate from start to finish...black cherry cordial, mixed berry, and cocoa dusted dates. Phenomenal value!

Dec 9th, 2018
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 9/27/18 at a tasting event. Tasting pour.

Currant, smoke, and some wood on the nose. Currant, some spice, and blackberry on the palate.
Long finish.

3/21/8/5/4 +50 = 91 pts.

Drank 9/27/18 at a tasting event. Tasting pour.

Currant, smoke, and some wood on the nose. Currant, some spice, and blackberry on the palate.
Long finish.

3/21/8/5/4 +50 = 91 pts.

Sep 27th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

You can’t go wrong with this producer. This is a stunning example in every way. A nice finish to the tasting.

You can’t go wrong with this producer. This is a stunning example in every way. A nice finish to the tasting.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Tracy Hall

This was pop and pour good. Paired well with the carpaccio. Super smooth.

This was pop and pour good. Paired well with the carpaccio. Super smooth.

May 31st, 2018
Ron R
9.4

Just stunning. Chappellet can do no wrong in our book. Tuck this away for a few years. We anticipate that this will “bulk up” over time. Suave tannins support subtle acid. On the palate, neutral oak treatment, with espresso notes and jet black fruits, front and center. Finishes plush and expansive.

Just stunning. Chappellet can do no wrong in our book. Tuck this away for a few years. We anticipate that this will “bulk up” over time. Suave tannins support subtle acid. On the palate, neutral oak treatment, with espresso notes and jet black fruits, front and center. Finishes plush and expansive.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Deep ruby, intense aromas of anise, black currant, oak and black cherry. Substantial tannins at this point but there is so much stuffing to this wine it is bound to be an opulent joy in a few years

Deep ruby, intense aromas of anise, black currant, oak and black cherry. Substantial tannins at this point but there is so much stuffing to this wine it is bound to be an opulent joy in a few years

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2018
Jeff Orlowski

Nice full bodied Cab. Not spectacular but very solid. Dry, balanced, soft. Lots of blue fruit.

Nice full bodied Cab. Not spectacular but very solid. Dry, balanced, soft. Lots of blue fruit.

Nov 7th, 2019