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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Our first release from the 2006 vintage showcases
the wonderful fruit from our Stag's Leap District
vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley. Core
dark fruit aromas of plums and black cherries
mingle with lively cola, baking spice and cedar
notes. The fruit from the aromas are present in
the mouth as well with rich plum and cherry cola
flavors being framed by vanilla and light oak.
There are nice dry tannins throughout that are
well integrated and provide a long satisfying
finish. This is a well balanced and supple wine
that is meant to be enjoyed upon release but can
benefit from some short term cellar aging.
"The '06 Steltzner Vyds Claret has complex scents of cassis, black cherry, chocolate and wintergreen. Velvety tannins and ripe black cherry flavors.
The Wine News
Dick Steltzner established his Stags Leap District vineyard in 1965 and concurrently engaged in vineyard management. In 1983 Steltzner Vineyards established their own modest 3,000 case capacity facility at the vineyard. In 1991 Dick and Christine Steltzner expanded the winery with completion of a new underground storage tunnel. This facility has allowed increased volume as well as enhanced quality characteristic of underground storage. Construction of a new winery building was completed in 1995.
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...Read More About Napa Valley
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