Chappellet Vineyard Napa Valley
This winery, located on Pritchard Hill close to BRYANT, has had a variable record in recent years. Most interesting is the impressive Chenin Blanc. Vinified from old vines with just a hint of oak this is a striking and unusual example of the variety for California. Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon and Signature Chardonnay have both shown recent form as should be expected from first class vineyards with meagre, well-drained stony soils. Napa Valley Merlot is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The Cultivation, a forward meritage blend, is an additional Cabernet-based wine here. Pinot Noir, Malbec and Zinfandel are also produced as well as an expensive Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyards Cabernet Franc. The range is completed with a small volume of a single clone Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337. (DM)
Chappellet Vineyard Napa Valley www.chappellet.com
Chappellet family 1581 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Tel: 707 963-7136 Fax: 707 963-7445
To find out more about Caymus and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Napa and Carneros..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)