"Dark Ruby in Color. Aromas of Cassis, Black Cherry, White Pepper & Spice, with subtle amounts of Oak. Claret is a blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals; primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2003 Steltzner Vineyards Claret is sourced from vineyards in Stags Leap & Oak Knoll Districts of Napa Valley.
Eleanor, Queen of Aquitaine, divorced Louis VII of France and married Henry II of England (1152), securing Aquitaine independence from France. The English had grown fond of Claret, the principal export of Aquitaine province, Bordeaux. Spawned from these events, the 100 year war (1337-1453) ensued over women's property rights and Claret.
This historic merchants' wine reached its popularity zenith the 19th century England, Claret emerged as the fashionable beverage of choice. In the English quest of leisure and sociability it was served in the afternoons at the grand estates and manor houses.
In the tradition of those merchants past we are thrilled to carry on the legacy of Claret!" ~ Winery notes
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