2013 Stelzner Claret


2013 Stelzner Claret

$20 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

From the Steltzner website:  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, you will 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.  fruit from our estate. 

The Steltzner estate now totals 100 acres with the capacity of producing enough grapes to make 25,000 cases.  Current total winery production is 20,000 cases.

Winery Tasting Notes:  “Classic Bordeaux blend with just enough Merlot and Petit Verdot to give the underlying Cabernet Sauvignon finesse and grace. Aromas of rich ripe fruit, raspberry jam, hints of cedar box on the finish.”

Blend:   65% merlot; 31% cabernet sauvignon; 4% petit verdot

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