Delectus Winery


Delectus 'Cuvee Julia' Cuvee Julia 2006
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "This offers wonderful richness and purity of fruit, with tiers of ripe currant, black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit that's full-bodied, well-defined, complex, concentrated and persistent. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Merlot. Best from 2010 through 2017. 350 cases

Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Average 91.3 pts. and Median of 91 pts on CellarTracker.com

Delectus Argentum 2006
90  Cellar Tracker 
 Cellar Tracker 90  "The wine opens with warm spices, nutmeg and clove, and folds into black cherry with some dustiness and crushed rock elements. The palate is round with nice layers of earthiness, lemon rind and ripe plums. The wine is deeply concentrated, coats the mouth and finishes

Delectus 'Sacrashe Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
92  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 92 "Ultrarich, with ripe, loamy currant, tobacco, mocha and dusty berry notes that are full-bodied, well-focused, intense, concentrated and persistent. Firmly tannic. Best from 2010 through 2017"~JL  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Rich and soft, this Cab hails from a great vineyard in

Delectus Cuvee Julia 2003
94  Wine Spectator 
 Julia herself did the artwork for the 2003. The wine fills every expectation to be the most dramatic bottling every year. Simply put – liquid gold! Cuvée Julia is a blend of the best eight barrels of the vintage and, as usual, the components for this blend are a secret.  Notes: The nose showcases

Delectus 'Cuvee Julia' Cuvee Julia 2004
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Plush and fleshy, with spicy currant, wild berry, cedar and anise flavors that are complex and concentrated. Well-focused, elegant and balanced, this keeps the fruit at the forefront and ends with a complex mix of mocha, currant and minerally earth nuances. Cabernet Sauvignon,

Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
91  Wine Spectator 
The true Delectus fan will recognize this vineyard designation from our Merlot, which has carried the Stanton name since 1996. The Cabernet grows directly next to Hwy 29 in Oakville (the Merlot comes from the opposite end of the property, next to Napa River) and in previous years has gone into some

Delectus Petite Sirah 2002
 400 Cases Made!!! The vines in this amazing vineyard were planted in 1911 (the oldest PS vineyard in the Napa Valley) high up on Spring Mountain, west of St. Helena. We were offered three separate blocks in May 2000, and that first vintage catapulted itself to become the top rated Petite Sirah in

Delectus Dog Gone Good 2002
87  Wine Spectator 
 Flash’s tenth birthday gift. That’s 70 dog years – quite a wait! A blend of 62% Merlot, 35% Cab, and 4% Syrah and Petite Sirah. Our good friend, Sally Rae, did the original oil painting of Flash. Despite the dominance of velvety Merlot, the wine required a full year of bottle aging before truly

Delectus Syrah 2003
89  Wine Spectator 
 300 Cases Made!!! Under Gerhard’s watchful eye, two friends in the neighborhood joined forces with us during the spring of 1999 and everyone planted identical Syrah clones and rootstocks on their properties. The total acreage is just below two. Diligent farming and extreme crop thinning produced

Delectus Cuvee Julia 2002
96  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 96 Hot Wines "A tremendous wine - bold, ripe and concentrated, with layers of complexity and a long, persistent, tightly focused finish. The layers of spicy currant, espresso bean, herb and toasty oak fold together beautifully. With each sip, a new flavor nuance appears.

Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Rich and complex, with deep pure Cabernet fruit that offers layers of currant, plum and black cherry, yet avoids being heavy. Oak and tannins are well-proportioned. Drink now through 2014. 525 cases made."

Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
1  Empire Wine 
Empire Wine 92 In 1979 the original three owners (Sacri, Craig and Sherwin) took the first few letters of their last names and created Sacrashe Vineyard. It is situated high above Auberge du Soleil in the eastern Rutherford appellation at 750-800 feet elevation. The vineyard is hidden behind

Delectus 'Stanton Vineyard' Merlot 2000
93  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 93 "Here is an intense and deeply filled expression of Merlot that is loaded with lovely oak but never loses sight of the lavish fruit that is its first and foremost gift. Wonderfully layered in character and accented with elements of vanilla, cream, cocoa and dried


Delectus Petite Sirah 2000
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91Exotic and smoky, with sandalwood and Asian five-spice notes mingling with ripe cherry and berry flavors. A tasty, chewy mouthful. Drink now through 2008. 330 cases made.(WS)

Delectus 'Stanton Vineyard' Merlot 2001
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Dense and concentrated, with a substantial core of rich, earthy tannins but also a wonderful beam of leathery currant, sage and herbal notes. Excellent balance, depth and range of flavor on the finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. (J.L.)"