Chappellet Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Mountain Cuvée 2008

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Dark and deep with bitter cocoa notes adding detail to some orchard fruit and black fruit, all framed by slightly peppery oak. This is a touch thic... Read more

Lots of Black Cherry, currant and dark fruit on the nose with some toasted spices in the background. The palate is similar but fades pretty quickl... Read more

Nice blend of around 50% Cab, Merlot, and a handful of other bordeaux varietals. This wine can taste a little disjointed with oak and acidity, but... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Mountain Cuvée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,641
4.00 5
04/16/2012

Dark and deep with bitter cocoa notes adding detail to some orchard fruit and black fruit, all framed by slightly peppery oak. This is a touch thick and rich and yet it is quite firm. It is classic California with the fruit being round and almost opulent and revealing slightly jammy blackberry flavors, with gentle hints of mint, herbs, earth and mineral adding some complexity. The texture is quite fine, firm and a little tense, yet not really drying or oppressive. The fruit is youthful and tight but obvious with a fine persistence. A bit gangly today, this has obvious potential but is already enjoyable. 90pts


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Snooth User: Lucha Vino
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3.50 5
11/06/2010

Lots of Black Cherry, currant and dark fruit on the nose with some toasted spices in the background. The palate is similar but fades pretty quickly into a tart tannin filled finish.


Snooth User: JonDerry
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3.50 5
12/20/2010

Nice blend of around 50% Cab, Merlot, and a handful of other bordeaux varietals. This wine can taste a little disjointed with oak and acidity, but it has a great core of fruit that wins out, making it a nice drink at a reasonable price. Coming from a winery that produces some of Napa's best cabs, so much the better.


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Mountain Cuvée

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2010

A dark, deeply colored wine that is black at the core with a brilliant purple rim. The nose offers a bouquet of violets, lavender, and sage, as well as secondary aromas of coffee, crushed rocks, and black pepper. Chewy on the palate--rich and compl... John Sweeney. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
09/17/2010

Winemaker's Notes:"This is the wine to choose when you're looking for vivid, mouth-filling fruit flavors. Our Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker's blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualities of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and is crafted for early consumption. Each component making up the cuvee contributes nuances that mingle with and complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass.Our 2008 Mountain Cuvee is vibrant and harmonious, displaying the complexity of a classic Bordeaux blend, with all the appealing richness of great California winegrowing. The nose offers an immediate rush of sun-ripened fruit and spice that spills from the glass, highlighting notes of dark cherry, plum, cinnamon, mocha and toasted oak. On the palate, abundant black cherry and cola flavors are supported by soft, rich tannins and a supple texture that leads to a long, satisfying finish."Cabernet Sauvignon 52%; Merlot 43%; Petit Verdot 3%; Malbec 1%; Cabernet Franc 1%


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemaker's Notes:This is the wine to choose when you're looking for vivid, mouth-filling fruit flavors. Our Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker's blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualitie


External Review
06/22/2011

A stylish Bordeaux blend of Cabernet, Merlot and a dash of Cabernet Franc. Silky, pure mountain fruit with blackberry, red licorice and cedar weighing in full-bodied on the palate. Spicy tar and chewy tannins grip the finish, but the lingering impression is of mouthwatering fruit. Chappellet, a small winery by California terms, produces only 28,000 cases yearly, focusing mainly on Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.


External Review
06/22/2011

Dark garnet in hue, this wine lifts itself out of the glass with aromas of ripe black cherries and dried herbs. On the tongue it tastes mostly of cherry, with a light hint of smokiness and blueberries that mixes with the mellow tannins for a very drinkable and easy mouthfeel. The long finish has hints of vanilla and other floral elements. This is an excellent food wine, and one that's worth breaking out at most any dinner, especially if you prefer to drink reds no matter what you're eating. The softer tannins mean that it will not clash with more delicate foods, including even fish. If I had to pick an ideal dish to serve it with, I might try individual meat loaves with bacon crisps.


External Review
06/22/2011

You can call this Chappellet's everyday claret, but that's an insult to a wine of this quality. It shows classic Napa structure, with firm tannins and rich acidity, and a deep core of black cherry, black currant and oak flavors. It's delicious now, and should develop for a couple of years.


External Review
06/22/2011

Firm and intense, with a mix of mineral, pebble, dried currant, sage and spice. Full-bodied and complex, ending with fine structure and chewy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2014.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouth‐filling fruit flavors. Our Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker’s blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualities of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and is crafted for early consumption. Each component making up the cuvee contributes nuances that mingle with and complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass.

This is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouth‐filling fruit flavors. Our Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker’s blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualities of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and is crafted for early consumption. Each component making up the cuvee contributes nuances that mingle with and complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass.

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