Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2004
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.
Nice cab. Dark fruit, cassis. Integrated oak. Great for the price. Held up well next to the Ramey at 1/2 the price
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
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.
Spectacular cab, a very controlled ride all the way through, great layers of taste all the way through to a nice finish.
Rich cali cab with the stuffing for the long haul.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley
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
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.
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
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