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Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 750ml
SKU: 9004

Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

  • wa93
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Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
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.
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

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. 2,020 cases produced.

August 13, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

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.

May 21, 2020
  • v92

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.

April 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Floral accents grace the open-textured and juicy gooseberry and lemon curd flavors. The spicy finish features honeyed hints. Drink now through 2022. 2,020 cases made.


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