- Producer: Vice Versa
- Winemakers: Patrice Breton & Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Stags Leap District)
- Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
- Vintage production: 100 cases
- Winery location: St. Helena
- Owner: Patrice Breton
- First vintage: 2017
- Drinking window: 2020-2040+
About The Wine
This historic site lies at the base of the Palisades in Stags Leap District and boasts some of the oldest vines in Napa. The block of vines dedicated to Vice Versa’s Cab is now 45 years old and extremely low yielding. The wines produced here, which include the 100pt Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée 2018, have an amazing intensity, structure, depth and complexity.
The Las Piedras 2018 was fermented in stainles steel tanks, spending 28 days on the skins. It was aged in French oak barrels (90% new) for 18 months and bottled without fining.
Vice Versa Stelzner Vineyard Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"A new cuvée from this team, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Steltzner Old Vines comes from vines planted in 1981, and there are a scant 100 cases produced. It’s a textbook example of this great vintage, offering loads of tobacco, white flowers, and leafy herbs, full-bodied richness, loads of blueberry and cassis fruits, and a rich, opulent, sexy style that’s rare to find in the vintage. Made from 100% Cabernet aged 18 months in 75% new barrels, enjoy this classic Napa Valley red any time over the coming 20+ years."
98+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)