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Chappellet 2018 Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Chappellet 2018 Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley
Chappellet 2018 Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Chappellet 2018 Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley

Seamlessly balancing lovely textural richness with finely tuned acidity, this radiant Chardonnay offers alluring aromatics of tropical flowers, guava, orange zest and quince, with underlying hints of crème fraiche and sweet baking spices adding nuance and poise. On the palate, flavors of bright citrus and mango glide across a supple, creamy texture, with the acidity providing lift and focus to a long, high-toned fruit finish.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 Points
"The 2018 Chardonnay Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard has a very pretty, delicate nose with touches of floral perfume and quince that float over a core of spiced peaches, hazelnuts, cut hay and lemon cream. The medium-bodied palate takes its time to unfurl to spicy, perfumed fruits, rounded but fresh and lively, with a long, layered finish. Lovely."

Vinous - 92 Points
"The 2018 Chardonnay Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard shows the more reserved side of Chardonnay. The 2018 is bright and lifted and is all about savory and mineral infused energy, while the citrus-driven fruit is very much in the background. Saline notes give the 2018 much of its persistence and overall feel. Drinking window: 2020-2026."

Jeb Dunnuck - 92 Points
"Brought up in just under 40% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard shows a pure, elegant style as well as caramelized grapefruit, white flowers, and salty mineral-like aromas and flavors. Bright, juicy, and medium-bodied, drink this balanced, lively Chardonnay over the coming 3-5 years."

Feature: 750mL
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Type

White

Varietal

Chardonnay

Vintage

2018

Winemaker

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Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley

Wine Advocate

94

James Suckling

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Vinous

92

Jeb Dunnuck

92

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The Winemaker

As Chappellet’s winemaker for nearly two decades, Phillip Corallo-Titus has guided the winery’s storied winemaking program, building on Chappellet’s legacy as one of California’s preeminent producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. A gifted winemaker with a passion for experimentation, Phillip has embraced the diversity of Pritchard Hill to craft benchmark wines that authentically express the terroir-inspired complexity and character of their mountain origins.


In the winery, he handles the grapes very gently and uses an array of fermentation, maceration and cellaring techniques to accentuate and preserve the distinctiveness of each varietal. "Because I’ve worked with our vineyards for so long and know each block so intimately, I am able to focus on the individual characteristics of each vineyard lot,” says Phillip. “This diversity allows us to enjoy a great deal of freedom during the blending process, while also adding immense depth and complexity to our wines.”