Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.120 ratings
9.21 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
Jonathan Wall

50th anniversary! Way to go Chappellet! Super tight, but not tannic. On the 2nd night it was giving dark fruit and herbs. I suspect a few years will reward well.

50th anniversary! Way to go Chappellet! Super tight, but not tannic. On the 2nd night it was giving dark fruit and herbs. I suspect a few years will reward well.

May 15th, 2020
Alan Hyde

Light cedar on the nose. Strong berries up from with a heavy tannin finish. Not the best, could get better with age.

Light cedar on the nose. Strong berries up from with a heavy tannin finish. Not the best, could get better with age.

Jun 22nd, 2020
John Ferguson

2017 is a bit young, but ready to drink. After a few more years this wine will be very fine.

2017 is a bit young, but ready to drink. After a few more years this wine will be very fine.

Jun 5th, 2020
Robert Stackowiak

Remarkable given its youth. Powerful fragrance. Tannins surprisingly calm after some air. Great promise for wonderful aging. May 2020.

Remarkable given its youth. Powerful fragrance. Tannins surprisingly calm after some air. Great promise for wonderful aging. May 2020.

May 29th, 2020
Tom Wildenhaus

A house favorite! I wish I could save one for 15 years to get the most out of it but I always drink them.

A house favorite! I wish I could save one for 15 years to get the most out of it but I always drink them.

May 17th, 2020
Matt Gibstein

W/ Jenna

W/ Jenna

Mar 18th, 2020
Skip Smyser

Celebrating 50 years of winemaking.great tannins. Will cellar well🍷

Celebrating 50 years of winemaking.great tannins. Will cellar well🍷

Mar 14th, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

Deep inky put purple color. Blackberry, smoke, eucalyptus nose, with a hint of pine/mint in the background. Initial attack is from the greenery, then quickly moves to the black fruit. Some acidity. Medium tannins, slight pruney finish. Excellent!

93 points

Deep inky put purple color. Blackberry, smoke, eucalyptus nose, with a hint of pine/mint in the background. Initial attack is from the greenery, then quickly moves to the black fruit. Some acidity. Medium tannins, slight pruney finish. Excellent!

93 points

Jan 22nd, 2020
Mike Lev

I expected more. More refined and subtle.

I expected more. More refined and subtle.

Dec 15th, 2019
Tom Wildenhaus

Very very good. Buy more.

Very very good. Buy more.

Nov 19th, 2019