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 Vintage1984 Label 1 of 75 
TypeRed
ProducerChappellet (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)747505001698

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 1994 and 2008 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.9 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 4/11/2015 & rated 88 points: Ruby, bricking orange. Lots of earthy elements on the nose; plums, wet foliage, dried mint, saladitos, and a touch of walnut shell. Displays a tart entry, juicy middle, dry back end, and a spicy finish. It retains a decent amount of fruit so it still brings drinking pleasure, but I'd drink up soon. (197 views)
 Tasted by jrkennedy37 on 1/19/2015: This was surprisingly rich and relatively young for being 31 years old. Upon opening, the acid was puckering but this settled down with 30 minutes of air. Some primary notes still lingered and, frankly, was at an ideal state of development. I'm assuming this bottle was stored well, as it could easily last another 5 years or so, though I don't see any reason not to drink right now. I was expecting a dead bottle and this was the highlight of an evening with a number of younger, much more expensive california cabs. Remarkable bottle for the $40 I paid. (377 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 9/1/2014 & rated 88 points: A Labor of Love (and wine and beer) (Our home): This was decanted for sediment, then drunk. So sure, its past prime, but it was fun. A 30 year old Cal Cab. Purple in color. The nose shows better than the palate. Cassis and bit of dust and chocolate. On the palate, most of the fruit has faded but there is still some cherry fruit. There are layers of saddle leather, forest floor and tea. Nice balance. Impressive showing. (1094 views)
 Tasted by BigTarheel on 7/27/2013 & rated 90 points: very goos, still powerful and drinking younger than its 29 years. Dark fruit, hints of chocolate, firm with still some tannin. Med-full bodied. Should hold for some time. Well done (1469 views)
 Tasted by zinfidel on 11/6/2010 & rated 88 points: As expected, tannins are resolved and fruit is fading, but still a pleasant older wine. Drink now, or 5 years ago. ;-) (2497 views)
 Tasted by moonmanvegas on 3/19/2010 & rated 84 points: on the deep deep decline (2551 views)
 Tasted by zimmy07 on 2/9/2008 & rated 88 points: very happy with this, I was expecting it not to hold together this long. Nice purple color with currant, plum and a bit of chocolate on the midpalate. The wine has lost fruit, but had pretty good balance. drink now (2770 views)
 Tasted by kstoddard on 12/24/2006 & rated 89 points: From magnum. Still very much alive. Plums and prunes. The acid is holding this together. Decent finish. What a pleasant surprise! (3002 views)

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