2006 Steltzner Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Red and purple with a vibrant ruby edge. Blackberry and blueberry fruit aromas dominate with hints of sage, currants, violets and vanilla mingle with cream and baking spices. " - Winery
"Stags Leap District is a unique place to farm grapes. Often called a valley within the Napa Valley , the Stags Leap District is influenced by cool evening breezes from the San Pablo bay and rocky volcanic soils. Combined with our eastern exposure this is an ideal place for growing grapes. Our family has been farming this land since 1965. After harvesting each of our eight separate lots of estate Cabernet Sauvignon we wait a year to deem which lots are reserve quality. We then tuck them in the reserve part of our cellar in new French oak barrels. It stays in the barrel for 24 months and aged in bottle for a year prior to being released."
"Richard Steltzner established his first Stags Leap District Vineyards in 1965 while concurrently engaging in vineyards management. Steltzner Vineyards' first commercial release was in 1977, and the Steltzner Family established their own modest facility in 1983, with a 3,000 case capacity here in the Stags Leap District."
"Today at Steltzner Vineyards you will find Dick's children working with him to carry on his legacy here in the Napa Valley. Allison Steltzner began working with her father full-time in 2002 after completing her Bachelor of Sciences Degree at Chico State, majoring in business administration, with a minor in marketing. Allison is uniquely suited for her post as General Manager and National Sales Director for Steltzner Vineyards. Today, she is joined by Justin, as the second generation Steltzner family to work full time in the winery. Justin carries on his father's farming traditions and works side by side with Dick to manage the ranch and produce optimal fruit from our estate." - Winery