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1971 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1994 - 2001 (Edit)
CT93.4 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • CurrieCellar Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 10, 2018 - This wine is still remarkable for its age Perfectly balance with good fruit in the nose. The color is almost as it was 40 years ago with little to no browning. A slight bit of aging in the taste, but not at all offensive. If you have any, drink and enjoy!

  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    December 18, 2016 - 1992 & Older Napa Cabs - Blind - With a Few Ringers (Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN): Dark red color, no bricking. PNP, drank 1+ glass over 90 minutes. What a beauty, in great shape again. We drank this right off the bat by itself and it turned out to be one of my favorites of the night. This really blew up over about 15 minutes and continued to improve for about an hour and was still drinking quite well at 3 hours in upon checking a new pour. The nose is wonderful with earth, mint,red berry, black currant, leather and mineral notes. The palate shows black currants, huckleberry, wild raspberry, leather, dried earth, wood spice, and mint with fine dusty tannins that have more life to give. Amazing wine not really giving up its age.

  • chablis28 wrote: 94 points

    December 18, 2016 - Also at the 92 & older Cab dinner. A wonderful opportunity to taste a Napa Valley mountain classic at full maturity. Quite a bead of minerality along with tobacco, cedar and dark fruit flavors. Very fun! Thanks Jason!

  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    December 13, 2015 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (Il Foro, Mpls, MN): Very small pour. Another beautifully aged bottle tonight. Medium dark red color, mild bricked margin. PNP. There is a great dried earthiness with red fruits shining through, leather, perfume, fine tobacco leaf, mineral dense. Loved this. I agree with Jason's assessment on longevity as well. Thanks for sharing Jason.

  • Jason wrote:

    May 10, 2015 - Excellent bottle. Loads of earth and minerals. Some fruit in the palate. Not declining fast but I wouldn't hold.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1971
  • 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 65 (62%)
  • Consumed 39 (37%)

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