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.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Color: Red and purple with a vibrant ruby edge
Nose: Blackberry and blueberry fruit aromas dominate with hints of sage, currants, violets and vanilla mingle with cream and baking spices.
Barrel Ageing: 24 months
30% New French Oak
Blend:100% Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker: Tim Dolven