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1980 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • DaleW wrote:

    October 25, 2021 - Red plum, mint, a hint of green pepper, long. B+/A-

  • dream Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 24, 2021 - Just a beautiful aged Napa Cab with plenty of vibrancy left. Lean and finely-grained with a silky texture and lovely flavors of dark red fruits and sweet Napa earth. Flowing, restrained and so well-balanced.

  • oeno615 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 11, 2020 - Our group of 4 at a 40th b-day celebration drank this side by side with 1980 Dunn HM and all agreed that both wines tasted much younger than their vintage. They both still have a lot of life left, which is a testament to the winemakers and the higher elevation fruit. As for the Chappellet, fruit on the nose surprisingly still jumping out. A delicate wine with smooth tannins. At 12.4% Alc., I'm a fan of this restrained style. Lovely at 40.

    Also, learned from Chappellet that when the 1980 was in barrel, Donn Chappellet was so impressed with it that it became the first of his Signature labels!

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  • andtheodor wrote:

    June 11, 2018 - Relatively austere, some mint and chocolate, whiff of cedar, but hampered by a dryness and lack of any kind of fruit sweetness to dress this up.

  • Doc90 wrote: 91 points

    June 1, 2018 - Tasted blind. Some chocolate and blackberries on the nose. Leaner than expected on the palate, with some cocoa and murky blue fruit. Developing tannins on the finish, along with cozy camphor.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chappellet
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 110 (60%)
  • Consumed 73 (40%)

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