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Mitch Boyd, Director of National Sales
Amy Chappellet, Regional Sales Manager – West
AK, CA, CO, HI, OR, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WA, WY
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Oat seed is spread as a cover crop to hold soil on steep terraces and add nutriments.
of Oat seed is spread as a cover crop to hold soil on steep terraces and add nutriments.
The meadow below the family home offers an unobstructed view of a lush green cover crop below dormant winter vines.
of The meadow below the family home offers an unobstructed view of a lush green cover crop below dormant winter vines.
"The new Chappellet Winery has a remarkable amphitheater site and a soaring modern building which is no less than a cathedral of wine". - World Atlas of Wine 1971
of "The new Chappellet Winery has a remarkable amphitheater site and a soaring modern building which is no less than a cathedral of wine". - World Atlas of Wine 1971
2018 Chappellet Merlot – 92 Points: Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style
“Rich and full-bodied, this is loaded with concentrated creaminess to the dark fruit and Asian spice flavors. The long, open-textured finish offers loads of dark chocolate and toast accents. Drink now through 2024.”
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2019 Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Chardonnay – 94 Points: Superb; a great achievement
“This wine opens up in a rich nose of spicy toasted oak, perfumed through a cohesive and complex palate of stone fruit, lemon and brioche. Though rich, it remains fresh through-out, retaining acidity and silky texture, coming from hillside blocks in the cool, coastal appellation.”
2019 Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero Chardonnay – 94 Points: Superb; a great achievement
“From a Sangiacomo-farmed site, this cool-climate white is perfumed in spice and apple blossom, with seasonings of nutmeg, tea and clove. Smoothly textured, it shows sophistication and elegant style, with a bright length of acidity and plush finish.”
2018 Chappellet Merlot – 92 Points: Excellent; highly recommended
“Blended with 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, this hearty red is full-bodied with a grip of tannin. The structure provides a framework for dense black olive, game and oak to play alongside a richness of black cherry and cassis.”
“Luczy’s 30: Top Napa Cabernet 2018s”
2018 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points
“Sourced from the top 20% of Chappellet’s holdings on Pritchard Hill. Aromas of fresh violets, damp herbs and black fruits. Powerful and muscular on the palate, but a lean, toned muscle. Often, the flagship wine of a Napa estate pulls out all the stops with ripeness, but this bottling is impressively restrained and elegant. Several other releases from Chappellet also scored in the 90s, so this is a reliable estate in 2018.” 95 Points: Outstanding
-Matthew Luczy, May 2021