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Steltzner Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Claret 2010

Member Review by lagger:

did a head to head comparison 2 nights ago with the 2007 / 2008, The 08 took it for me .. great value, lingering finish hints of tar and tobacco, oak, cherry and that Napa dust local (10941) store has it on sale at 11.99 I succumbed to a case at this price, it will pair nicely with grlled meats, has it with ribs the other night and it is frut forward enough for my T-day bird

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Steltzner Vineyards:
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. In 1989, Dick & Christine Steltzner began the expansion of their winery ... Read more
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. In 1989, Dick & Christine Steltzner began the expansion of their winery with a 710 foot underground storage tunnel, which has allowed increased volume as well as enhancing the quality and characteristics of wine storage. In 1992, the expansion was completed with a Mediterranean style structure providing a new laboratory, special event room, offices and reception area for winery visitors. Today at Steltzner Vineyards you will find 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. Their sister Laura makes her home in Casablanca, Morocco with her fiancee working in the cosmetics business. Read less

Member Reviews for Steltzner Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Claret

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Snooth User: lagger
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2011

did a head to head comparison 2 nights ago with the 2007 / 2008, The 08 took it for me .. great value, lingering finish hints of tar and tobacco, oak, cherry and that Napa dust local (10941) store has it on sale at 11.99 I succumbed to a case at this price, it will pair nicely with grlled meats, has it with ribs the other night and it is frut forward enough for my T-day bird


Snooth User: deconut
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/23/2009

Loved this after leaving it open for awhile - very jammy fruits - full bodied -excellent nose - smoother than smooth finish - black currant/red fruit flavor - best served chilled


Snooth User: EMark
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/30/2014

Very nice purply color. Oaky, “woody” nose. Disappointingly light on initial introduction to the tongue—almost watery. As the wine passes over the tongue, and past the palate, though, blackberry and currant flavors can be detected. Then, there is a big hit of tannin—very drying on the tongue. I think that as this wine warms (I just pulled it out of the vault.) it is going to be even more approachable. US$15.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2009.


Snooth User: charmandsalt
9027158
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: aljaco
9709032
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/15/2009

Very good, great value. Toast, vanilla, and blueberry pie nose. Terroir, earth, vines, plus vanilla, pie crust, and toasted coconut.


External Reviews for Steltzner Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Claret

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Vintage: 2009 04/25/2013

A touch of Anise mingles with floral notes of lavender, violets and roses. There are hints of cloves, baking spices and sweet dark bing cherries. It is all combined with vanilla and sweet oak/cedar from the barrels used for aging. Drink now through 2018. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A remarkable value, Steltznerrsquo;s 2008 Claret (an 8,000-case blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc) tastes like a high quality cru bourgois from Bordeaux. Restrained but impressive aromas of black cherries, loamy soil, black currants and licorice jump from the glass of this dark plum/ ruby-colored wine. Medium-bodied, elegant, pure, savory and velvety-textured, this delicious red is capable of lasting for another 5ndash;6 years. Bravo!


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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

A remarkable value, Steltzner's 2008 Claret (an 8,000-case blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc) tastes like a high quality cru bourgois from Bordeaux. Restrained but impressive aromas of black cherries, loamy soil, black currants and licorice jump from the glass of this dark plum/ ruby-colored wine. Medium-bodied, elegant, pure, savory and velvety-textured, this delicious red is capable of lasting for another 5-6 years. Bravo!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, this Bordeaux blend shows a lovely structure, and ripe black currant and fruit, tarted up with toasty oak. Itrsquo;s dry and balanced and complex. this is a great price for a Napa Cab of this quality.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Loamy earth, dried currant and cedary oak flavors provide a rich, complex range of flavors, yet this seems tired and ends simpler on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2012.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Demonstrates why the classic Bordeaux blend is so successful! Ripe Merlot fruit benefits from the structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc lending herbal notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, this Bordeaux blend shows a lovely structure, and ripe black currant and fruit, tarted up with toasty oak. It's dry and balanced and complex. this is a great price for a Napa Cab of this quality.


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