Chelsea Vineyards Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
Our wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon varietal from a single vineyard. It is estate grown on our 5 acre vineyard on the Napa-Sonoma County border. The vineyard is nestled in a small mountain valley, located in the Mayacamas Mountains area above Calistoga, which bridges the Napa and Sonoma wine regions.
The vineyard was planted in 1999 with 1103 Paulsen Root Stalk Clone #7. The grapes are harvested from the premium Northwest block of the vineyard. Starting with the 2003 vintage, the wine is aged in 100% French Oak barrels, 50% new. Production is limited to under 250 cases per year.
This wine is ready to enjoy now, and continuing for the next eight to ten years. Read on about the vintages, our winemaker, and places to enjoy and purchase Chelsea Vineyards wine. Or, click here to buy online now!
750 ml, 1.5 and 3.0 L available
production – 168 cases
Winemakers tasting notes 2006 vintage: The deep, ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of black cherries, black currants, tobacco leaf and coffee, medium to full bodied, generous and silky texture.
Wine shop notes on the 2006 vintage: This is a small production Cabernet (just 168 cases produced in this vintage) from a five acre vineyard planted in 1999 on the Napa-Sonoma County border. Cassis and tobacco aromas dominate this wine at first, but with some air scents of fresh-roasted coffee, sweet cherries and leather start to come through. The palate delivers on what the nose promises on a luscious, full-bodied frame. Generous, sweet, but structured enough to drink over the next decade.
Technical Analysis 2006 vintage:
- Blend: 100% Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 14.1%
- Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
- PH: 3.77
- Barrel Regimen: 21 months in French Oak, 50% new
1. Current releases (2006 2005): $28
2. Library Wines: $56
2004 sold out, 2003 sold out
2002 small quantity available
10% off purchases of a full case, mixing of vintages is permitted
3. Large Formats:
1.5 Liter Magnum
2006 $145 – etched label
2005 $125 – silkscreen label
2004 $145 – silkscreen label
4. Three Liter Jeroboam (Double Magnum):
2006 $245 – etched label
2005 $210 – silkscreen label
2004 $260 – silkscreen label
Perfect for gifts and special occasions.
Shipping and Onsite
We can ship to most states. Shipping cost varies by zip code.
Free delivery on cases in Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda Counties and some other select cities. Please inquire.
The home on the property is a guesthouse and many families and friends have enjoyed staying at the home and sipping wine while watching the grapes grow! We invite you to check out our vacation rental properties and Bed & Breakfast Inns that will help make a great getaway to the Napa Valley.
Winemaker Ignacio Blancas:
Ignacio has worked for 15 years in the wine industry. He has completed his Certification in Viticulture and Enology in 2004, and remains up-to-date with all current best-practices by attending seminars about viticulture and winemaking. He has had great reviews and awards on his wines.
Ignacio has worked with Chelsea Vineyards since the 2003 vintage.
Find Chelsea Vineyards Wines in these fine Restaurants and Wine Shops:
Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
Broadway by Amar Santana
Whisk and Ladle
Oola Restaurant and Bar
5A5 Steak House
El Dorado Kitchen
The Mountain Bar
Gallery Market at Union Square
Calistoga Wine Stop
Friends of the Vine
San Diego Wine Company
K & L Wine Merchants
Bacchus & Venus
We make olive oil from the trees at the Chelsea Vineyards property:
Chelsea Vineyards Olive Oil. From olives estate grown at Chelsea Vineyards. This oil is cold pressed extra virgin. Bottled by Marilyn's Olive Oil Company in Calistoga. In 250 ml bottle. $15
Chelsea Vineyards wine makes a great gift for special occasions, thank you gifts, wedding gifts, trip mementos... Customized Gift Certificates Available.
We sell direct and can ship to most states and offer free delivery of case orders in many bay area counties.