Just 7 miles from the San Pablo Bay, the plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon by father-daughter team Dick and Allison Steltzner date back to 1976.
The vineyard’s sandstone palisades and proximity to the Bay provide an ideal location for late ripening varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Currently farmed meticulously by Jim Barbour, these vines are the unknown “Martini” clone, a fascinating clone of Cabernet Sauvignon that Dick Steltzner pulled from Louis Martini’s original estate that may only exist in this one location. With roots settled in volcanic sandstone, this mystery clone, in conjunction with the site’s terroir of heat reflective sandstone, and the Bay’s moderating influence allow us to create a wine of intrigue; balancing structure, and length.
Released | Spring 2022
Winemaker's Notes | The 2019 Amulet Estate Steltzner Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the most convincing of our wines as it captures the most site character. It's structured, medium to full-bodied, and nicely textured, dense purple color as well as ripe black fruits, loamy earth, and roasted herb and chocolate-like nuances. 135 cases.
Released | Spring 2021
Winemaker's Notes | In the glass, vibrant aromas of blueberry, tea leaf, and sandalwood greet you. On the palate, layers of tension turn into graceful depth. A subtle crème de cassis concludes the finish, allowing a reverence for sense of place.