Steele Canyon Cellars

50 Harvests Plus
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2018 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 22 | Lot No. 224

Steele Canyon Cellars

50 Harvests Plus

Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • A unique wine celebrating the Scotto Family's more than 50 harvests
  • Grapes sourced from the hills of southern Pope Valley
  • A Cabernet Sauvignon blend, including Merlot and Cabernet Franc
  • Extended aging in French oak barrels for 30 months, allowing superior integration and complexity


Fermented, aged and blended under the guidance of our consulting winemaker, Mitch Cosentino, who created and bottled America's first designated Meritage wine in the 1980s. This is a complex, Bordeaux style blend. It is full bodied, expansive and balanced, with the ability to age gracefully for two decades. The extended aging allows the wine to be more palate ready upon release, with regards to texture, aromatics and flavors. These elements will continue to evolve over the years with proper cellaring.

Paul Scotto

Winemaker, J. McClelland Cellars

Winemaker, Paul Scotto

5th generation winemaker Paul Scotto is a U.C. Davis Viticulture and Management graduate with a broad range of wine experience. After selling vineyard and construction equipment in the U.S. and Asia, Paul joined his family's wine business, Scotto Cellars, in 2009. Paul has managed his family's production and sourced grapes across California's finest growing regions. In 2011, this vineyard sourcing led to a winery acquisition in the rolling hills in eastern Napa Valley, Steele Canyon Cellars. It became the home of 50 Harvests and J. McClelland Cellars, where Paul leads an accomplished team of winemakers in the production of small lots of Napa Valley wines, producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Petite Verdot.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelor's degree in Viticulture and Management from UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Balance, structure and varietal intensity makes for excellent wines.

Mitch Cosentino

Winemaker, J. McClelland Cellars

Winemaker, Mitch Cosentino

Entering 40th harvest in 2019 vintage. Launched numerous wineries and brands, including pureCru Winery. Has acted as winemaking consultant for J. McClelland Cellars since 2014..

Country born: USA

Education: BA in Broadcast Communications fom CSU Sac. Mentors are John Parducci, Ed Sbragia among others.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Andre Tchelischeff Winemaker of the Year Award in 2003
Best American Cabernet Sauvignon in 1986 American Wine Competition.
Best American White Wine 2017 at the Best Wines in the World Competition
Over 2000 other Medals, Awards and honors

Winemaking Philosophy:
Flavor and balance are paramount. All wines should have the ability to age, using time honored methods with proper aging.

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United States


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