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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Rich, lush and layered, this enticing Chardonnay begins with toasty, baked pear and quince aromatics, accentuated by hints of tropical fruit and delicate floral notes. A touch of creaminess blends seamlessly with elements of clove and nutmeg spice from the oak. With a sweet, coating mouthfeel, sumptuous flavors of baked apple, pear and citrus, and a long, ripe fruit and spicy French oak finish, this wine is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop further richness and complexity ove...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/2015
  • 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.