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1989 Steltzner Oak Knoll Ranch Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc


Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill

ITEM 8241225 - Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from passive storage; previously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar

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Steltzner Vineyards was established in 1965 when Richard Steltzner started growing grapes in Stags Leap. Steltzner also managed vineyards for wine producers, notably Diamond Creek and Spring Mountain. In the 1970s Steltzner started making his own wine and he founded his own winery in 1983 in Yountville. In 2012 Steltzner sold his facility and some of his vineyards to the Plump Jack Management Group, but Steltzner sill makes wine from 30 acres his family owns in Stags Leap. The estate produces Claret, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,