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... View More
The '06 Steltzner Vyds Claret has complex scents of cassis, black cherry, chocolate and wintergreen. Velvety tannins and ripe black cherry flavors.
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.