An Old English word derived from terms meaning “foundation” and “worth.”
In the 12th century, stalworth began to be used as an adjective for people who showed determination, bravery or courage.
The modern equivalent is stalwart.
Strong and brave, valiant, determined, steadfast or uncompromising.
A steadfast or uncompromising person.
Behind The Wine
Sabrina And Timothy Persson
In 2012, Sabrina and Tim took over their family’s 30-year-old winery with a vision to forge a path there for the next generation. But they also hoped to create a new winemaking venture that was just their own.
In doing so, the second-generation vintners faced more adversity in the wine business over the last decade than most do in a lifetime. Fittingly, the name Tim and Sabrina chose, Stalworth, signifies both the challenges they faced, and their determination, resilience and inner strength.
One of Napa’s most acclaimed winemakers, Celia Welch arrived in the Valley in the late 1980s and has been a trailblazer for women in wine. Her track record over the last three decades is impeccable.
She has made wines from every appellation within the valley, but it was in Rutherford where she cut her teeth. She has consistently made stunning wines that uniquely speak to their sense of place.
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James Suckling, 2019 Vintage
Vintage 2019 began slightly later than normal in some areas, but nonetheless delivered superb results. Spring was marked by occasional rains, which brought welcome soil saturation, and cooler temperatures, which allowed fruit to mature at a steady pace. Summer helped the grapevines to ripen and catch up from their late start. The warm days and cool nights of the fall allowed gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times, promising fruit of the highest quality with structural beauty from balanced tannin, sugar and acid levels. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
The 2019 Stalworth Cabernet Sauvignon opens with an intense salvo of fresh ripe cherries, Santa Rosa plum, violet and vanilla. These aromas are complemented with nuances of French licorice, mocha and cedar, providing a dark baseline to the top notes in the nose. On the palate, the luscious round tannins are balanced beautifully with subtle oak, producing a texture that is juicy, silky and expansive. The finish lingers with flavors of cocoa nib, nutmeg and dark red fruit.
VARIETY: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
COOPERAGE: 100% New French Oak
PRODUCTION: 387 cases