CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
CHAPPELLET 'GROWER COLLECTION' CHARDONNAY EL NOVILLERO VINEYARD
CHAPPELLET

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARD: Planted by the legendary Sangiacomo family, El Novillero is situated on a windswept section of rocky Carneros benchland. There, well-drained rock and gravel soils create naturally small crops of beautifully concentrated Chardonnay. Our block of El Novillero features Robert Young Clone Chardonnay planted in 1993. These older vines yield a dazzling wine that combines hedonistic depth, with elegance and finesse. 

WINEMAKING: The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation.

AGING: Aged in 42% new French oak barrels.


WINE ADVOCATE
-2017-

JEB DUNNUCK
-2017-
PRODUCER Chappellet
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Chardonnay
REGION California
APPELLATION Carneros
ALCOHOL % 14.10%
SCORES
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
CPL-160-10-17 12x750