Correlation Wine Company

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 17
Vintage: 2017

Correlation Wine Company

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • 100% sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon from 2,000 feet atop the Spring Mountain District nested appellation
  • This 2017 blend will be aged in French oak for 26 months prior to bottling
  • Blended to showcase the founding vineyard for the Correlation Wine Company brand
  • Crafted by winemakers Martha McClellan and Wesley Steffens


Relationships are so significant to us and are the backbone of the Correlation Wine Company brand. This unique 2017, 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Atchley Family Vineyard. Situated at 2,000 feet elevation atop the Spring Mountain District, this vineyard speaks to the hallmark of our brand 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 one-of-a-kind wine with you.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is produced in a Napa Green winery

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.

Wesley Steffens

Winemaker, Correlation Wine Company

Winemaker, Wesley Steffens

Wesley moved to the Napa Valley in the Summer 2001 just after graduating top of his class at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Upon moving to Napa, he spent almost two years working for Thomas Keller at The French Laundry. Building on a passion of food and wine, Wesley left the kitchen in the fall of 2002 to try his hand in winemaking as a harvest intern under Bob Levy at Harlan Estate Winery.

Wesley spent four harvests at Harlan Estate, where he gained a deep appreciation and understanding of the entire winemaking process. Getting his hands wet was only the beginning. With his passion for learning and drive for perfection, Wesley was promoted to the role of Cellar Master. While working in the winery, the Harlan Family asked Wesley to also take on the role of Estate Chef, where he was able to uphold the same level of attention to detail as he did in the winery.

Wesley joined the family winery at Vineyard 7 & 8 in February 2006, with the goal of completing the construction of the new winery facility. Since then, Wesley's daily duties include the General Management of business operations, as well as overseeing the daily winemaking duties working with Winemaker, Martha McClellan.

Country born: United States

Education: Winemaker Mentors:
Bob Levy, Harlan Estate
Martha McCellan, Levy & McClellan
Luc Morlet, Morlet Family Vineyards

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
An uncompromising pursuit of and vision towards producing premium, handcrafted wines highlighting a sense of place within the Spring Mountain District through experience, passion and humility.

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