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Correlation Wine Company

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date March 2020
  • A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot

  • Sourced from two vineyards we farm atop Spring Mountain District and one vineyard from the Rutherford nested appellation

  • Our wines are first and foremost a reflection of the relationships that are required to make the lot a possibility


Wesley Steffens

Wesley Steffens, Winemaker

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.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
10-15 years
Education
Winemaker Mentors:
Bob Levy, Harlan Estate
Martha McCellan, Levy & McClellan
Luc Morlet, Morlet Family Vineyards

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.

Martha McClellan

Martha McClellan, Winemaker

Martha's philosophy is first and foremost a reflection of the vineyard, focusing on crafting wines naturally with a true sense of place.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
15-20 years
Education
Oenology and Viticulture Degree, Geisenheim University, Germany

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.