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2006 St. Supery Napa Valley CA 4.1% $25

A bit savory on the nose, with a touch of green olive early on that leads to some stony notes, a nice touch of leather and bright red currant fruit, gentle edged with tomato leaf and cedar notes. This is soft and broad and very easy in the mouth, with good acidity and lots of polished, softened tannins pulling at the edges. The flavors show nice complexity with the Cabernet fruit still fairly intense. It’s joined by a touch of earthy mushroom and a hint of parsnip that pushes the red currant fruit up on the back end and through the long, well fruited and complex finish. This really shines on the finish, showing impressive persistence and complexity. 91pts

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  • Snooth User: mbakich
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    Where was the selection from Paso Robles?

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM

  • Snooth User: Richard Foxall
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    With a little persistence, you can often find the St. Supery for under $20, even as low as $16. It's a buyer's market for wine right now, and the "value" Napa Cabs and even some of the stars can be had for a great price.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    The Paso reviews go live tomorrow. A great set of wines that really outperformed.

    Agreed, some of these wines are just not moving, and not due to quality or value.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

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