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The Wine Cellar, IL USD 129.99 750ml

Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2004

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2004 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon intensity of the wine is evident from the deep, inky red,saturated color. The aromas are powerful with concentrated black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate. Hints of toasty oak, cedar and herbs add complexity to the ripe, fruity nose. The dark fruit continues on the palate. Rich blueberry and blackberry flavors mingle with sweet oak, and elegant tannins give structure and depth to the wine. The spicy tones of cinnamon, clove and caramel linger long on the finish. The seemless mouthfeel and layered complexity speak to the effort put into creating this powerful wine. This is a california wine.

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Chappellet Vineyard:
The Chappellets’ romance with Pritchard Hill started when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its spectacular vistas. Perched 1,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, the atmosphere at the Chappellet family's winery and Pritchard Hill estate vineyards is serene and peaceful. You can't help but fall in love with the breathtaking views and the gentle mountain Donn and Molly Chappellet ... Read more
The Chappellets’ romance with Pritchard Hill started when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its spectacular vistas. Perched 1,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, the atmosphere at the Chappellet family's winery and Pritchard Hill estate vineyards is serene and peaceful. You can't help but fall in love with the breathtaking views and the gentle mountain Donn and Molly Chappellet made their home. The Chappellet family has been crafting world class wines from their Pritchard Hill estate vineyards since 1967. Spurred by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills and that mountain fruit would make superior wine, Chappellet followed the advice of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. The Chappellets were the first to plant vineyards exclusively on high elevation hillsides and the second winery to be established in the Napa Valley after Prohibition. The foundation of Chappellet winemaking program is focused on creating extraordinary age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the unique characteristics of the fruit from Pritchard Hill. The rugged terroir of Chappellet's vineyards produces wines with great intensity and depth, qualities that define the world's finest wines. For four decades Chappellet wines have received high praise from wine critics and have been sought after by the world's premier collectors. Today the six Chappellet children share their parents’ romance with Pritchard Hill's complex rocky soils and magnificent views. They are passionate about preserving the land by using sustainable farming techniques and continuing what their parents started: making extraordinary wines that express the distinctiveness of Pritchard Hill. Read less

Member Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Nice cab. Dark fruit, cassis. Integrated oak. Great for the price. Held up well next to the Ramey at 1/2 the price


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Drank along with the 03 Ramey CS DM, the Ramey was clearly the better wine. But the Chappellet showed nice concentration and fruit for the price. Not a long term ager, but drinking well now for $25


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

woody lacked the signature profile of concentrated dark fruit. Good structure The wine held together over 3 days of sitting out. Had high hopes, but unfulfilled.


Snooth User: magpie
42803108
5.00 5
02/06/2008

Spectacular cab, a very controlled ride all the way through, great layers of taste all the way through to a nice finish.


Snooth User: jhirschle
416144
5.00 5
01/21/2008

Rich cali cab with the stuffing for the long haul.


Snooth User: MeganRI
4397565
2.50 5
02/20/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley

External Review
01/03/2013

A delicious young Chardonnay that features layers of ripe, spicy pear, fig and honeydew melon, hints of hazelnut, nutmeg and citrus rind, and a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2008. 3,100 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2004 Chappellet Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
05/24/2009

A supple, graceful style that serves up a complex mix of cherry, currant, herb and plum-scented fruit, picking up a light toasty oak and mocha note midpalate and finishing with a long, lingering aftertaste and round tannins. Drink now through 2013. 6... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml


External Review
10/16/2008

Winemaker Phillip Titus calls this a “sweetheart of a wine,” and he’d be right. But I think it’s a bit more than that as I think it’s a wine of substance and one which has some legs for longevity. As a bonus, check out that price to the right. There aren’t many places in the Napa Valley (Titus makes a $25 Zinfandel for his family’s winery), especially from such a pedigree as Chappellet, where one can find an excellent red wine priced at under 30 bucks.While this wine can technically, I suppose, be called a “mountain” cuvee, about 40 percent of the Cabernet and Merlot comes from the Dry Creek Road area of Oak Knoll and the Red Hen Vineyard, also from that appellation’s flatland. The remainder – that didn’t make the cut into Chappellet’s signature blend – comes from its storied Pritchard Hill vineyard in the eastern hills above St. Helena.The wine has lovely berry aromas and round, juicy black fruit on the palate with good body. Despite the accessible price, this wine is young and tannic and will age for 15 years perhaps. It has great balance and restraint.It was fermented in mostly old, 1- to 6-year-old French and American barrels, with about 10 percent in new French wood. The listed alcohol is 14.5 percent and perhaps best of all, there was a lot produced – 10,000 cases.



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2004 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon intensity of the wine is evident from the deep, inky red,saturated color. The aromas are powerful with concentrated black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate. Hints of toasty oak, cedar and herbs add complexity to the ripe, fruity nose. The dark fruit continues on the palate. Rich blueberry and blackberry flavors mingle with sweet oak, and elegant tannins give structure and depth to the wine. The spicy tones of cinnamon, clove and caramel linger long on the finish. The seemless mouthfeel and layered complexity speak to the effort put into creating this powerful wine. This is a california wine.

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