Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend

9.1198 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Christanna Honer

Drink it by the liter. 👌

Drink it by the liter. 👌

2 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Bryan Maxson

In honor of Don. Peace and love to your family. Thank you for the inspiration and hospitality.

In honor of Don. Peace and love to your family. Thank you for the inspiration and hospitality.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Pyrizinic, weighty and dark fruited. Needs some time to even out but fun nonetheless.

Pyrizinic, weighty and dark fruited. Needs some time to even out but fun nonetheless.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2016
Matt Trader

Wow.



Had to take a breath there before I said anything. Chappellet doesn't have the words "disappointing" or "mediocre" in its vocabulary. Phillip Titus is the bomb, and the mountain cuveé is arguably Chappellet's best bottle, most certainly for the price of only $30!
The nose on this one was almost the best part, of which I could have been lost in for what seemed a lifetime. Fresh pencil shavings, fresh brewed espresso, anise, dried tobacco leaf, wet slate, dried violet petals, and smoke engulfed the entirety of my nostrils. Dark purple and very concentrated, the pallet exhibited notes of smoked chocolate, dark mulled berries, luxardo cherries, graphite, white pepper, and ending in a finale of mocha goodness, all wrapped together in a perfect tension of acidity and flawless tannin structure.

I almost didn't write about this one. I just wanted to sit back and relax, letting the cuveé show me around the mountain.
#titus #chappellet #pritchardhill #bliss

Wow.



Had to take a breath there before I said anything. Chappellet doesn't have the words "disappointing" or "mediocre" in its vocabulary. Phillip Titus is the bomb, and the mountain cuveé is arguably Chappellet's best bottle, most certainly for the price of only $30!
The nose on this one was almost the best part, of which I could have been lost in for what seemed a lifetime. Fresh pencil shavings, fresh brewed espresso, anise, dried tobacco leaf, wet slate, dried violet petals, and smoke engulfed the entirety of my nostrils. Dark purple and very concentrated, the pallet exhibited notes of smoked chocolate, dark mulled berries, luxardo cherries, graphite, white pepper, and ending in a finale of mocha goodness, all wrapped together in a perfect tension of acidity and flawless tannin structure.

I almost didn't write about this one. I just wanted to sit back and relax, letting the cuveé show me around the mountain.
#titus #chappellet #pritchardhill #bliss

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark red color with aromas of black fruits. The palate of this 5 grape blend shows layers of rich fruit, blueberry and blackberry, with toasty woodsy spice. Aged in French oak barrels the wine yields hints of cacao and pepper and round tannins on this young vintage. Smooth finish.

Dark red color with aromas of black fruits. The palate of this 5 grape blend shows layers of rich fruit, blueberry and blackberry, with toasty woodsy spice. Aged in French oak barrels the wine yields hints of cacao and pepper and round tannins on this young vintage. Smooth finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016
Eric Grasser

Red fruit, roasted meat, leather and dust. Good quality but not great.

Red fruit, roasted meat, leather and dust. Good quality but not great.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2015
Matthew Marcino

Great balanced blend.

Great balanced blend.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

The 2013 "Mountain Cuvée is a Bordeaux blend with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. Well blended, smooth, and fruity.

The 2013 "Mountain Cuvée is a Bordeaux blend with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. Well blended, smooth, and fruity.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2015
Alyssa Hague

California Red blend from Max Downtown wedding dinner. We both liked it

California Red blend from Max Downtown wedding dinner. We both liked it

Oct 9th, 2021
Julia Indik

Very dark fruit-blackberries, fig and date. This is followed by hints of smoke and light tart finish.

Very dark fruit-blackberries, fig and date. This is followed by hints of smoke and light tart finish.

Mar 21st, 2021