Steltzner Stags Leap Merlot 1997

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 3815
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Fresh ripe red fruit and raspberry, bolstered by spicy toasty oak. Fleshy round mouth feel with tangy berry flavors.

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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.

Learn About Napa Valley

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...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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