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1998 Chappellet Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8570976 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Mars 2 $60 $120
27 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8654157 9 $60 Jan 22, 2023
I8641064 4 $60 Jan 15, 2023
I8626760 8 $60 Jan 8, 2023
I8598401 1 $60 Dec 25, 2022
I8570976 2 $60 Dec 11, 2022
I8557165 3 $60 Dec 4, 2022
I8513376 2 $65 Nov 6, 2022
I8494269 6 $65 Oct 23, 2022
I8484190 3 $65 Oct 16, 2022
I8475211 3 $65 Oct 9, 2022
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PRODUCER

Chappellet Vineyards

Chappellet Vineyard was founded in Napa Valley in 1967 by Donn and Molly Chappellet. Donn Chappellet was a businessman and entrepreneur from Southern California before turning to winemaking in Napa Valley. Philip Togni was winemaker for a period early in the winery’s history, and the estate was noted for its Cabernets. Today the 110-acre estate is run by the second generation of the Chappellet family and it still focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, though it also makes Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.