Chappellet Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 95985
  • white wine
  • WN88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS90
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

Rich, lush and layered, this enticing Chardonnay begins with toasty, baked pear and quince aromatics, accentuated by hints of tropical fruit and delicate floral notes. A touch of creaminess blends seamlessly with elements of clove and nutmeg spice from the oak. With a sweet, coating mouthfeel, sumptuous flavors of baked apple, pear and citrus, and a long, ripe fruit and spicy French oak finish, this wine is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop further richness and complexity over the next three to five years.

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For more than four decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting world-class wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's renowned Pritchard Hill. As one of the first wineries to pioneer high-elevation hillside planting, and one of the few remaining great family-owned Napa Valley wineries, Chappellet Vineyard and Winery has influenced generations of...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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