Chappellet Mountain Cuvée - WineO Mark Review

Chappellet Mountain Cuvée

Wine Stats

  • Grape Variety: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 14% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 
    5% Cabernet Franc

  • Vintage: 2021

  • ABV: 14.7%

  • Wine Region: Napa Valley, California

  • Flavor Profile: Blackberry, cherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco

  • Average Price: $40 – $50

WineO Mark Review

From the pour, the wine has a deep garnet hue, hinting at its robust character. Then on the nose, there’s a beautiful medley of dark fruits—blackberries, cherries, and plums—complemented by subtle notes of chocolate, spice, and toasted oak.

Upon tasting, the Mountain Cuvée does not disappoint. It possesses a velvety smooth texture and a medium to full body, with layers of dark fruit flavors unfolding on the palate. There’s a harmonious blend of freshness and maturity, with fine tannins that provide structure without overshadowing the fruit.

Plus, there is a very nice balance to the wine. While it has the depth and complexity that seasoned wine drinkers would appreciate, there’s an approachable quality to it, making it suitable for both wine enthusiasts and beginners.

Pair it with grilled meats, robust pasta dishes, or even a hearty risotto, and you’ll find that the wine’s versatility shines through.

In conclusion, Chappellet Mountain Cuvée is a masterful and true blend of 5 different grape varietals, capturing the essence of Napa Valley and offering an exceptional drinking experience at its price point. 

WineO Mark Rating

Chappellet Mountain Cuvée 2021

Highly Recommend for Red Wine Drinkers
93 Points
  • Quality Price Ratio: B+
  • Taste: A

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