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.
Vintage 2021 started off gently with sunny skies and a warm Spring that was marked by occasional rains, which brought welcome soil saturation. As the growing season transitioned into Summer, the low rain accumulation produced smaller berries on the vines. The warm days and cool nights of the Fall season allowed gradual sugar cumulation and longer hang times, promising fruit of the highest quality with structural beauty. With a slightly later harvest and a smaller crop yield, fruit was picked at its peak for a small yet mighty vintage resulting in excellent and intense flavors.
The 2021 Stalworth Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with deep aromas of crushed cherries and black currants that intertwine with hints of caramel and baking spice. On the palate, the entry is full and intense with generous layers of black cherry, plum and cassis that balance beautifully with subtle oak and velvety, round Cabernet Sauvignon tannins. The finish evolves with serious texture and lingering flavors of Dutch cocoa and deep blackberry fruit.
VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
COOPERAGE: 100% new French oak, 22 months in barrel
PRODUCTION: 424 cases
RELEASE DATE: February, 2024