Correlation Wine Company

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 129
Vintage

2016

Correlation Wine Company

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Atchley Family Vineyard atop Spring Mountain
  • Dense, full-bodied, showing loads of blueberry and black currant, licorice, charcoal and baking spice
  • Sustainably farmed, whole-berry fermented, barrel aged in French oak for 26 months
  • Crafted by winemaker Martha McClellan and associate winemaker Wesley Steffens

This special 2016 barrel of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Atchley Family Vineyard. Situated at 2,000 ft. elevation atop Spring Mountain, this vineyard speaks to the hallmark of Correlation Wine Company, and the importance of relationships here in the Napa Valley. We have had the honor of leasing and farming this five-acre vineyard since 2007. Family and friends such as the Atchleys are the backbone of our business, and we are very proud to share this special barrel with you.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Martha McClellan

Winemaker, Correlation Wine Company

Winemaker, Martha McClellan

After receiving her degree in Oenology and Viticulture from the Geisenheim University in Germany, Martha spent 10 years honing her craft in Germany, Australia, and the U.S. before joining Merryvale Vineyards in Napa Valley as Assistant Winemaker in 1995. While at Merryvale, Martha began working with Harlan Estate, which recruited her in 1997.

In 2001, she joined SLOAN Estate as Winemaker, where she oversees production and vineyard management utilizing small lot fermentation, rigorous sorting, and a meticulous approach to world-class viticulture. Martha also consulted for Blankiet Estate, raising vineyard and winery quality.

In 2006, Martha joined Checkerboard Vineyards for their inaugural vintage, and continues to make their wines today. Martha and her husband, Bob Levy, also have their own label, LEVY & McCLELLAN, produced from grapes grown at their family vineyard on the hillsides of the Mayacama Mountain range.

Martha joined Vineyard 7 & 8 in 2014, and lives with Bob and their three children in St. Helena.

Country born: United States

Education: Oenology and Viticulture Degree, Geisenheim University, Germany

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Martha's philosophy is first and foremost a reflection of the vineyard, focusing on crafting wines naturally with a true sense of place.

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