Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
SKU: 54356

Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

  • wa93+
  • we92
  • jd92
  • v92
  • ws91


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Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
The 2017 growing season yielded a radiant expression of Chardonnay at Calesa Vineyard, with inviting aromas of Meyer lemon, orange zest and hints of tropical flowers. On the palate, luxurious layers of brioche, melted butter and baking spices add depth and complexity to flavors of lemon drop, lychee and apricot, with fine-tuned acidity and subtle hints of smoke and sweet oak carrying through to a long, satisfying finish.
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

The 2017 Chardonnay Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard is reticent on the nose at first, opening to apple blossom and wet stone with green and white fruits, fresh herbs, underlying spices and an intriguing note of tangerine peel. Medium-bodied, with a fantastic creamy/silky texture, it fills the mouth with spicy fruits and a line of rocky minerality, ending with nutty/honeyed nuances. Give this some time in bottle. 1,646 cases produced. Drink Date: 2020-2027.

Erin Brooks, April 30, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

From the new appellation comes this well-made, impressive vineyard-designate, the entry crisp and focused in cool-climate acidity. Stone and white flower accents complement a midpalate of rounded lemon cookie, peach and pear, with just a touch of baking spice on the soft lengthy finish.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
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Readers will know this estate more for their Napa Valley releases, but they have some beautiful Sonoma County releases as well. The 2017 Chardonnay Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard comes from a site in the Petaluma Gap and was aged nine months in barrel. It has a pretty, melon, tropical, and salty Seabreeze like perfume as well as medium body, good freshness and acidity, and a great finish. It's certainly an outstanding Chardonnay that should keep for 4-5 years or more.

June 14, 2019
  • v92

The 2017 Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard is a very pretty, understated wine. Orchard fruit, pineapple, white flowers and mint are all nicely lifted in this right, super-expressive Petaluma Gap Chardonnay. Bright saline notes punctuate the super-expressive finish.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Creamy, featuring layers of butter pastry, baked apple and pear tart flavors that are lusciously spiced. Shows mouthfilling viscosity on the spicy finish, with some savory hints. Drink now through 2023. 1,624 cases made.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2019

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