Chappellet

Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.250 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Meredith Hu

Spearmint, cedarwood, and tobacco on the long finish.

Spearmint, cedarwood, and tobacco on the long finish.

Jun 2nd, 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
Sean Steele

Super delicious. Bramble fruit, oak notes, nice structure and tannins. Gorgeous, big finish.

Super delicious. Bramble fruit, oak notes, nice structure and tannins. Gorgeous, big finish.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Tom Wildenhaus

Fantastic. Just what I was hoping for. Full, red fruit, balanced. Will be even better after a couple of years.

Fantastic. Just what I was hoping for. Full, red fruit, balanced. Will be even better after a couple of years.

Nov 25th, 2018
Jeff Savigny

Once decanted opened up some, but we can still detect some tightness, higher acidity, and intensity of earth. I’m not skilled with vintages, but knowing that the 2015 growing season in Napa felt the drought conditions a little more severely than previous years, perhaps the wine is spot on in showing those impacts.

Once decanted opened up some, but we can still detect some tightness, higher acidity, and intensity of earth. I’m not skilled with vintages, but knowing that the 2015 growing season in Napa felt the drought conditions a little more severely than previous years, perhaps the wine is spot on in showing those impacts.

Oct 28th, 2018
Ray Vanderhoff

Dark fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Deep color and a hint of a green quality. A bit of clove and pencil shaving notes. Smooth tannins and lightly Oaked. Excellent!

Dark fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Deep color and a hint of a green quality. A bit of clove and pencil shaving notes. Smooth tannins and lightly Oaked. Excellent!

Oct 18th, 2018
Jason McLaren

Solid medium bodied.

Solid medium bodied.

Oct 12th, 2018