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Producer: Chappellet Vineyard, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2018 Chappellet Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch

The 2018 Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch has a classic Russian River style in its mulled red and black fruits, cola, spice box, and violet-driven aromas and flavors. This carries to a medium-bodied, more structured wine that has ripe tannins, good mid-palate depth, and plenty of length.

  $49 1

The 2018 Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch has a classic Russian River style in its mulled red and black fruits, cola, spice box, and violet-driven aromas and flavors. This carries to a medium-bodied, more structured wine that has ripe tannins, good mid-palate depth, and plenty of length.

2018 Chappellet Pinot Noir Fedrick Ranch

The Sonoma Coast 2018 Pinot Noir Fedrick Ranch offers a denser ruby, almost plum hue as well as a great nose of mulberries, black raspberries, spring flowers, pine, and cedary herbs. It's complex and medium to full-bodied, with beautiful purity and a focused, building structure. It's a killer effort as well as one of the standouts in this lineup.

  $60 1

The Sonoma Coast 2018 Pinot Noir Fedrick Ranch offers a denser ruby, almost plum hue as well as a great nose of mulberries, black raspberries, spring flowers, pine, and cedary herbs. It's complex and medium to full-bodied, with beautiful purity and a focused, building structure. It's a killer effort as well as one of the standouts in this lineup.

2018 Chappellet Pinot Noir Calesa Vineyard

From a vineyard in the Petaluma Gap region of Sonoma, the 2018 Pinot Noir Calesa Vineyard has a darker, blacker (there are still some red fruits) fruited style that carries plenty of foresty, piney notes, spice, and violet nuances. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with light tannins, it's going to continue drinking nicely for 7-8 years on its terrific balance.

  $60 1

From a vineyard in the Petaluma Gap region of Sonoma, the 2018 Pinot Noir Calesa Vineyard has a darker, blacker (there are still some red fruits) fruited style that carries plenty of foresty, piney notes, spice, and violet nuances. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with light tannins, it's going to continue drinking nicely for 7-8 years on its terrific balance.

2018 Chappellet Pinot Noir Apple Lane Vineyard

Slightly more fresh and edgy, the 2018 Pinot Noir Apple Lane Vineyard (also from the Russian River Valley) offers bright black cherry, spiced strawberries, leafy herbs, and a touch of cola on the nose. This gives way to a medium-bodied, nicely textured, focused effort that has silky yet present tannins and a good finish. It's another balanced, elegant Pinot Noir from this estate.

  $60 1

Slightly more fresh and edgy, the 2018 Pinot Noir Apple Lane Vineyard (also from the Russian River Valley) offers bright black cherry, spiced strawberries, leafy herbs, and a touch of cola on the nose. This gives way to a medium-bodied, nicely textured, focused effort that has silky yet present tannins and a good finish. It's another balanced, elegant Pinot Noir from this estate.

2018 Chappellet Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard

More ruby/plum-hued, with a complex, spicy nose of mulled red fruits, violets, forest floor, and flowery notes, the 2018 Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard is medium-bodied, has a round, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and an already charming, complex, drinkable style. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out.

  $60 1

More ruby/plum-hued, with a complex, spicy nose of mulled red fruits, violets, forest floor, and flowery notes, the 2018 Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard is medium-bodied, has a round, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and an already charming, complex, drinkable style. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out.

2018 Chappellet Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard

From Carneros, the 2018 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard saw the standard 35% new French oak as well as all of the juice going through malolactic fermentation. It’s a richer, more textured effort yet still has bright acidity as well as notes of caramelized orchard fruits, honeysuckle, toasted bread, and spice. All three of the Chardonnays from this team are terrific wines, and all offer singular characters.

  $49 1

From Carneros, the 2018 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard saw the standard 35% new French oak as well as all of the juice going through malolactic fermentation. It’s a richer, more textured effort yet still has bright acidity as well as notes of caramelized orchard fruits, honeysuckle, toasted bread, and spice. All three of the Chardonnays from this team are terrific wines, and all offer singular characters.

2018 Chappellet Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard

Brought up in just under 40% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard shows a pure, elegant style as well as caramelized grapefruit, white flowers, and salty mineral-like aromas and flavors. Bright, juicy, and medium-bodied, drink this balanced, lively Chardonnay over the coming 3-5 years.

  $49 1

Brought up in just under 40% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard shows a pure, elegant style as well as caramelized grapefruit, white flowers, and salty mineral-like aromas and flavors. Bright, juicy, and medium-bodied, drink this balanced, lively Chardonnay over the coming 3-5 years.

2018 Chappellet Chardonnay El Novillero

Coming all from the cooler Carneros region of Napa, the 2018 Chardonnay El Novillero went completely through malolactic fermentation and was aged in 38% new French oak. Spiced orchard fruits, lemon curd, white flowers, and a touch of salty minerality all define the bouquet of this medium-bodied white, which has a wonderful purity to it, good balance, and integrated acidity.

  $49 1

Coming all from the cooler Carneros region of Napa, the 2018 Chardonnay El Novillero went completely through malolactic fermentation and was aged in 38% new French oak. Spiced orchard fruits, lemon curd, white flowers, and a touch of salty minerality all define the bouquet of this medium-bodied white, which has a wonderful purity to it, good balance, and integrated acidity.