Chameleon Cellars

(707) 256-0144 6015 Steele Canyon Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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Since 1995 Chameleon Cellars has produced small lots of wine from select sustainably farmed vineyards in Californias premiere winegrowing regions. Originally formed as a partnership between producer Owsley Brown III and Winemaker Jeff Popick, Chameloen is now wholly owned by the Magnanimus Wine Group as a respected addition to their green portfolio of wines. Beginning in 2005, Owsley and Jeff began working with the consultation of Magnanimus winemaking team Steve Ryan and Paolo Caciorgna to refine the Chameleon wines and further blend old and new world winemaking style. These wines are crafted in a refreshing and fruity style that makes them great food wines. The aim is to retain the natural acidity and flavors for which Cal-Ital and Rhone style varietals are well known. – Description from markomkc

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

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  • So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More

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  • Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Darden Vineyard 2005


    Fabulous wine at a very attractive price! This is what Cabernet is all about: harmony, pretty fruit, judicious oak and great acidity. Why aren't there more wines like this out there? Read More

    Wine review by jeffpop

  • Chameleon Charbono Napa Valley 2002


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  • Chameleon Charbono Napa Valley 2003


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  • Chameleon Barbera Amador County 2004


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  • Chameleon Petite Sirah Ukiah Valley Eagle Rock 2005


    Very interesting wine that would go good with anything. Nice deep colour with medium tannins and taste of blackberry. Would buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by wahsabi

  • Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Darden Vineyard 2005


    I enjoy this wine very much.....I can purchase this wine for $23....what a bargain!!! Read More

    Wine review by CJSM

  • Chameleon Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2003


    Not usually a fan of Petit Syrah, but this one was lighter than most. Easy to drink...of course would be perfect with some red meat on the side. Read More

    Wine review by genevievegrant

  • Chameleon Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2003


    Really delicious. A dead ringer for porterhouse doused in butter on the nose. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Not as inky and thick as PS can be. The bottle disappeared quite quickly. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

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