Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.257 ratings
9.39 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
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
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
"Odedi"

This is a very tasty and spicy Napa Cabernet. Big and bold with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs time to open up properly.

Showing black fruits with chocolates earth, cedar, vanilla, licorice, coffee, tobacco, spices and peppercorn chocolates.

Still young and needs longer time in the bottle to mature, but already yummy.

Interesting and delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.

This is a very tasty and spicy Napa Cabernet. Big and bold with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs time to open up properly.

Showing black fruits with chocolates earth, cedar, vanilla, licorice, coffee, tobacco, spices and peppercorn chocolates.

Still young and needs longer time in the bottle to mature, but already yummy.

Interesting and delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.

Oct 5th, 2019
Roy Goble

I had high hopes after hearing the reviews. First sip was understated Napa Cab, fruit but not over the top. All was good but then...the aftertaste was too burnt. At first I thought it was the bottle. So I tried another a few days later with the same result. It’s a good wine, but the reviews I’ve read make it sound great.

I had high hopes after hearing the reviews. First sip was understated Napa Cab, fruit but not over the top. All was good but then...the aftertaste was too burnt. At first I thought it was the bottle. So I tried another a few days later with the same result. It’s a good wine, but the reviews I’ve read make it sound great.

Jul 30th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

$60-$70 depending where you live,
96 points from Parker & Jeb
Not quite pop & pour but you could in case of emergency.
I think I’ve been spoiled by Venge at $30-$40 for the same quality,

$60-$70 depending where you live,
96 points from Parker & Jeb
Not quite pop & pour but you could in case of emergency.
I think I’ve been spoiled by Venge at $30-$40 for the same quality,

2 people found it helpfulJun 25th, 2019
Laith A

A wine with great purity and focus.. not too jammy but beautifully fruit forward with black and blue fruits taking center stage. Medium to full bodied with smooth tannins!

A wine with great purity and focus.. not too jammy but beautifully fruit forward with black and blue fruits taking center stage. Medium to full bodied with smooth tannins!

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2019
John Singer

Clear, deep purple color. Clean, pronounced nose of red fruit, rhubarb, and tobacco. Dry with medium acidity. High tannin and full body. Tobacco, blackberry, and hint of tobacco. Long finish. Very good quality.

Clear, deep purple color. Clean, pronounced nose of red fruit, rhubarb, and tobacco. Dry with medium acidity. High tannin and full body. Tobacco, blackberry, and hint of tobacco. Long finish. Very good quality.

Jun 7th, 2020
Kirk F
9.4

So damn good. Classic cabernet notes.

So damn good. Classic cabernet notes.

Apr 28th, 2020
Rudy Ram

Excellent with a Steak

Excellent with a Steak

Jan 17th, 2020
Adam Hoogeveen

Tremendous value with this wine. Drinks like a much more expensive Napa Cab.

Tremendous value with this wine. Drinks like a much more expensive Napa Cab.

Dec 29th, 2019