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Neptune City Liquors USD 33.99 750ml

Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007

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2007 was a near-perfect vintage for Chardonnay with optimal weather throughout the growing season and most importantly, at harvest. Like its Sonoma sibling, we believe this bottling of Napa Valley Chardonnay is one of our best. Its a voluptuous wine busting the seams with ultra-ripe stone, pear and pineapple fruits, with hunger-arousing aromas of custard, crme brule and toasty vanilla oak. Spicy pear flavors are plush and round on the palate with a thread of acidity bringing lift and support to this sinfully rich and satisfying wine. 900 cases produced.

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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: mikerw
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2.00 5
06/17/2010

Two glasses


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/31/2009

An attractive array of blackberry, smoke, dark chocolate, and bay leaf aromas leads to a lustrous, layered wine. Rich on the palate with a velvet texture, the spicy, ripe, black fruits are beautifully integrated with the oak, tannins, and acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

One of the finest offerings from Chappellet I have tasted in years, this 1996 Chardonnay exhibits attractive buttery, honeyed fruit, and spicy, toasty oak aromas. An intensely-flavored, medium to full-bodied wine with high quality subtle oak, excellent purity, and good texture, this Chardonnay should be drunk over the next 1ndash;2 years, although it may last longer given its structure and depth. Bravo to Chappellet!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Fresh, vibrant and tightly wound, with a citrus edge to the green apple flavors. Full-bodied, ending with a dash of herb and smoke. Best from 2012 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The complex, pure 2003 Chardonnay reveals notes of citrus oil, white peaches, pears, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with well-integrated oak, and a long finish, it is a beautifully crafted Chardonnay from a winery that has rebounded strongly over the last 5ndash;6 years. Drink it over the next 1ndash;2 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

With apple and pear flavors and some oak, this is a clean Chard with mineral overtones. Nothing really stands out or clobbers you sidewise. Itrsquo;s just a well put-together wine, tasteful and understated.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A fancy, rich Chardonnay, made in the California style. Chappellet has a good track record of producing 90-plus Chardonnays, and this rsquo;09 continues that tradition. Itrsquo;s rich in pineapple jam, Asian pear and sweet, oaky vanilla flavors, balanced with good acidity and a hint of minerality.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Tasted in the Spring of 2009, this Chard was immature, marked by fresh fruit acidity and flavors, as well as unintegrated oak. But itrsquo;s quite good, and just needs time to allow the grilled pineapple, cregrave;me brucirc;leacute;e and buttered toast flavors to come together with the alcohol. Best 2010ndash;2013.


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2007 was a near-perfect vintage for Chardonnay with optimal weather throughout the growing season and most importantly, at harvest. Like its Sonoma sibling, we believe this bottling of Napa Valley Chardonnay is one of our best. Its a voluptuous wine busting the seams with ultra-ripe stone, pear and pineapple fruits, with hunger-arousing aromas of custard, crme brule and toasty vanilla oak. Spicy pear flavors are plush and round on the palate with a thread of acidity bringing lift and support to this sinfully rich and satisfying wine. 900 cases produced.

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