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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) With lovely ripeness and definition, as well as fresh, lively acidity, this Chardonnay shows the exceptional quality of the 2013 vintage. Enticing fruit layers of Meyer lemon, apple, pineapple and nectarine rise from the glass, underscored by hints of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon and orange blossom. On the palate, zesty flavors of orange and Key lime are complemented by rich oak-inspired notes of vanilla, crème fraîche, caramel and brioche that carry through to a long, satisfying finish.

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    light gold color, citrus and vanilla nose, medium plus weight, smooth and viscous but not overoaked. q:very good.

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) Here is a wine whose elevated ripeness poses no problems simply because its generous fruit and supportive acids have brought it into impeccable balance. To be sure, when a wine is blessed with deep character and full body, it is one to use with savory, fleshy fishes, richly sauced chicken even a lighter veal dish. And, with the right setting, this delicious bottling will reward from first sniff to long-lasting aftertaste.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jan-06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/05.