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2007 Chappellet - Malbec


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SKU: 353051-2007
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  • Founded in 1967, Chappellet is one of the most established family-owned wineries in California. The portfolio of wines is still remarkably focused on what got them where they are today. Estate-grown Chardonnay and Cabernet are still the benchmarks here. Sited on the slopes of Pritchard Hill overlooking Lake Hennessey on the eastern side of Rutherford, neighbors include renowned producers Colgin, David Arthur, Girard, Long and Ovid.

    See other similar producers:Barbour Vineyards,Drinkward Peschon,Kelly Fleming Wines

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Malbec is a deeply colored variety with aromas of black cherry, plum, pomagranite, and blueberry. Originally from Cahors in Southwest France, the grape is now synonymous with wines from Argentina. The highest-quality wines are full-bodied and matured in new oak, lending subtle spicy flavors. The best examples come from producers such as Catena Zapata


    Malbec’s strong aromas and full body pair well with filet mignon, lamb, buffalo burgers, blue cheese, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 18 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors