Our Wine

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!

Past Vintages

2002 Vintage:
Our first vintage picked on September 30, 2002. Entire yield was used to produce this flagship year single vineyard wine. This is the only vintage aged in American Oak barrels. Very rich and smooth. Small amount of 750 ml bottles available
production – 238 cases

2003 Vintage:
Sold Out
production – 212 cases

2004 Vintage:
750 ml sold out. 1.5 and 3.0 L available
production – 188 cases

2005 Vintage:
750 ml, 1.5 and 3.0 L available
production – 196 cases

Most Recent Vintage

2006 Vintage:
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


Pricing and Shipping

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.


Our Winemaker

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:

 

Restaurants

Benicia:

Sailor Jack's
123 1st Street
707.746.8400
www.sailor-jacks.com

Catalina Island:

Steve's Steakhouse
310 Cresent Ave, Avalon
310-510-0333
www.stevessteakhouse.com

Clayton:

Moresi's Chophouse
6115 Main St.
925.672.1333
www.moresischophouse.com

Costa Mesa:

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
615 Town Center Drive
714.429.7640
www.patinagroup.com

Laguna Beach:

Broadway by Amar Santana
328 Glenneyre Street
949.715.8234
www.broadwaybyamarsantana.com

La Jolla:

Whisk and Ladle
1044 Wall St.
858.551.7575
www.whisknladle.com

Los Angeles:

Edendale Grill
2838 Rowena Ave.
Silver Lake, CA
323.666.2000
www.theedendale.com

Pleasanton:

Stacey's Cafe
310 Main St.
925.461.3113
www.eatatstaceys.com

San Francisco:

Alfred's Steakhouse
659 Merchant Street
415.781.7058
www.alfredssteakhouse.com

Oola Restaurant and Bar
860 Folsom St.
415.995.2061
www.oola-sf.com

5A5 Steak House
244 Jackson St.
415.989.2539
www.5a5stk.com

The Waterbar
399 The Embarcedero South
414.284.9922
www.waterbarsf.com

Santa Rosa:

Bistro 29
620 Fifth Street
707.546.2929
www.bistro29.com

Sonoma:

El Dorado Kitchen
405 1st Street W
707.996.3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com

Wine Tasting Rooms

Los Angeles:

The Mountain Bar
475 Gin Ling Way
213.625.7500
www.themountainbar.com

San Francisco:

Gallery Market at Union Square
222 Powell Street
415.434.7222
www.gallerymarketwines.com

Wine Shops

Berkeley:

Wine Thieves
2926 Domingo Ave.
510.666.0565
www.winethieves.com

Calistoga:

Calistoga Wine Stop
1458 Lincoln Ave. #2
707.942.5556
calistogawinestop.net

Clayton:

Wine Thieves
5443 Clayton Rd.
925.672.4003
www.winethieves.com

Lafayette:

Wine Thieves
3401 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
925.299.9070
www.winethieves.com

Rendondo Beach:

Friends of the Vine
221 Ave Del Norte
310.792.5940
www.friendsofthevine.net

San Diego:

Alternative Wines
13859 Carmel Valley Rd. Ste. B
858.780.9463
www.alt-wines.com

San Diego Wine Company
7080 Miramar road ste 100
858.535.1400
www.sandiegowine.net

San Francisco:

K & L Wine Merchants
638 Fourth Street
415.896.1734
www.klwines.com

Truckee:

Bacchus & Venus
10118 Donner Pass Road, #3
530-550-9800
www.bacchusandvenus.com

Olive Oil

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.

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