The wines from Correlation Wine Company are first and foremost reflections of our passion, our experience, and ultimately founded upon the relationships we’ve made since our family first arrived in the Napa Valley in 1999. We strive to craft wines with impeccable quality and approachability, showcasing new expressions outside of our Steffens Family estate on Spring Mountain. These “Correlations” are the backbone of our wines.

2017 Correlation Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Correlation Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and, for the first time this year includes 2% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for this vintage is 100% sourced from the top of Spring Mountain, predominantly from the Atchley Vineyard which is directly neighboring the Vineyard 7 & 8 Estate.

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon shows great balance, fineness and complexity in flavor. As in previous vintages, the wine shows a deep, dark ruby color, exploding with black cherry, cloves, and bittersweet cocoa on the nose. Structured mountain tannins and bright acidity are hallmarks of a wine that shows great elegance, and will age beautifully over the next decade and beyond.

Production: 700 cases
Release: Spring 2020
Composition: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Napa Valley
Aging: 26-months, 70% new French Oak
Alcohol: 14.8%
Winemakers: Martha McClellan & Wesley Steffens
Acclaim: (88–90 pts.) — Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes

2015 Correlation Cabernet Sauvignon