Chappellet

The Chappellet family's romance with Pritchard Hill started more than four decades ago when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed its magnificent vista of forests and wildflower-filled meadows. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill's rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines since 1967.

Pritchard Hill's rugged terroir has become legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth--qualities that define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. As a result, Chappellet wines have consistently received the highest praise from critics, and are sought after by the world's premier collectors. Today, a second generation of the family has joined their parents in embracing the romance of Pritchard Hill. They are passionate about preserving the land and continuing what Donn and Molly began--making extraordinary wines.

In the winery, renowned winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus--who has been guiding Chappellet's winemaking program since 1990--individually ferments and ages lots from numerous vineyard blocks to maintain their distinctive character. These lots benefit from an array of maceration and fermentation practices. Adding even more depth and complexity, Phillip has established a barrel program utilizing the finest barrels from elite coopers and forests.

With roots deep in the land, and a belief in constantly working to enhance the quality and character of Pritchard Hill's fruit, Chappellet has earned acclaim for making California's finest hillside Cabernet Sauvignons. The Chappellet portfolio also includes exceptional Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and the highly regarded Mountain Cuvée blend.

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Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
100  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 100 “Also inky colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill comes from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill and spent 22 months in new French oak. It has a similar level of purity, as well as incredible minerality, to go with notes of crème de cassis, scorched earth, crushed
Item Number: 30671
Bottle:$239.95
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Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2016
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc “Lush, layered and complex, this Bordeaux blend begins with concentrated aromas of black cherry, boysenberry and dark chocolate. As the wine evolves in the glass, notes of anise, clove and bay leaf emerge, creating
Item Number: 29143
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 96 “One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage, the 2015 Chappellet Signature Series has put it all together in one beautiful package. The wine offers ripe blackberries, cassis, and savory herbs. Its finish, with a subtle accent of oak and excellent liveliness,
Item Number: 27721
Bottle:$63.95
Case: $767.40
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Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
99  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 99 “The flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill, 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec, is a stunner and one of the great, great 2014s. Inky purple with blueberry and blackberry fruit, cassis, licorice, graphite and white flowers, the wine is

Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2015
“The aromas are lively and vibrant, with layers of red fruit, rum raison, cola, vanilla and cedar. On the palate, mouth coating tannins are nicely integrated into a rich, full body that offers inviting flavors of ripe berry, spiced chocolate and toasted oak. Throughout, the interplay between the

Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2014
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"The aromas are rich and enticing, with concentrated layers of blueberry and blackberry, as well as notes of baking spice and toasted wood from aging in French oak barrels. Subtle hints of dark chocolate, bay leaf and black pepper round out the aromas. On the plush, rich palate, this wine is

Chappellet 'Cervantes' Chardonnay 2012
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"Chappellet found with their second-label "Cervantes" a special vintage in the Sonoma Coast. Developed specifically for this wine! It's got some melon, banana and canned pineapple notes but not overly tropical. Rich, creamy and fully weighted but with moderate balance and a nice, oaky spice. This

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9/% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a classic example of Pritchard Hill, Chappellet and of Napa Valley. Brilliant purity, a dense purple color, superb blackberry and floral-infused

Chappellet Cervantes Pinot Noir 2012
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90  Cellar Tracker 
Cellar Tracker 90+  "A compelling expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, this wines delivers both elegance and concentration, with great definition and varietal purity. The nose is driven by wild berries, black cherry and spice, underscored by warm and inviting chocolate aromas, as well as complex

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature from Chappellet, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, is a stunner. Moreover, it’s a pretty realistic value for a top-notch Cabernet from California. Of course, it’s a great vintage and they’ve

Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
99  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 99+ "The dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate (one of Napa’s fashionable go-to terroirs) exhibits a striking bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. This is a compelling wine with profound depth and flavor, a full-bodied

Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2013
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"Blended from the traditional Bordeaux varietals, including our own coveted grapes, the Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend builds on our five decades of experience crafting great Napa County mountain-grown wines. Each component varietal in the cuvée contributes nuances that complement each

Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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"Our patience was rewarded in 2011, as our Cabernet Sauvignon achieved full ripeness in the last weeks of October, yielding a wine that seamlessly combines a classic mountain structure with elegance and finesse. On the nose, vivid aromas of blueberry and cassis are underscored by notes of dark

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Donn Chappellet Signature possesses a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit, and great elegance allied to considerable richness and power. This stunning wine can be drunk now or over the next 12-15+ years. It is a beauty of

Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2012
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"A blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah. "Not all American red blends are cheap, cleverly marketed mixes of grapes that couldn’t make it on their own. "The best midprice alternatives to the head-swimming array of single varietals."

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"This is an amazingly rich, complex and satisfying wine lled with plush, ripe fruit and abundant spice. On the nose, enticing layers of dark cherry and blackberry combine with rich Bordeaux aromatics of sweet tobacco and cedar. Elements of chocolate and roasted coee add a hedonistic dimension,

Chappellet 'Cervantes' Mountain Cuvee 2011
"The nose offers beautiful layers of baked cherry, blackberry, cassis, chocolate, cola and anise, with hints of cedar and fresh herbs adding Bordeaux-like complexity. On the palate, plum and cherry flavors mingle with sweet oak, cocoa and baking spices. While supple tannins and a smooth, lingering

Chappellet 'Napa' Chardonnay 2011
"This wine offers a delicious combination of baked apple, pear and lemon zest aromas, as well as hints of hazelnut, baking spice and brioche. Additional layers of melted butter, brown sugar and beautiful spicy oak contribute to the complex Burgundian character of the nose. On the palate, this wine

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
93  International Wine Report 
International Wine Report 93 "The 2010 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and brooding with intoxicating aromas of black cherry, cassis, graphite, mocha, spices, herbs and sweet vanilla all topped off with some dusty minerals. This is dense and concentrated as well as balanced, with

Chappellet 'Cervantes' Mountain Cuvee 2010
Cellartracker 91 "The 2010 CERVANTES Mountain Cuvee is dark and concentrated, with lovely aromas of ripe cherry, berry fruit, cola, cedar and coffee. Supporting notes of sweet oak, anise and cassis add brightness and nuance to the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is packed with radiant

Chappellet Estate Chardonnay 2010
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"This effort is similar to Chappellet’s past vintages, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors, tastefully accented by oak and brightened with a squeeze of lemony acidity." ~S.H.

Chappellet 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cellartracker 94 "The best Signature Cabernet Sauvignon I have tasted from Chappellet. I am a fan of structure and depth and this wine certainly has it all...on the nose you get currants, black cherries, cassis, and cocoa and this is all backed up on the palate as well. We could go on with the

Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Tough-edged, earthy and leathery, though deeply concentrated and muscular. Built around a core of dense dark berry fruit, mineral, cedar and graphite, this is not the early-allure charmer it's been in recent years. Best from 2013 through 2022. 2,309 cases made." –JL  "As it is

Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96"Sleek, rich and intense, this beautifully balanced red offers a complex mix of black currant and black cherry, red and black licorice. Firm, focused, expansive and layered, ending with classic Bordeaux-like cedar, tobacco and cigar box notes. Drink now through 2020."

Chappellet 'Pritchard Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96"Firm and concentrated, with taut, vibrant mineral, blackberry, wild berry and black cherry fruit that gives this a rich core of flavors. Deep and concentrated, ending with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2011 through 2017."