St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Some people think rosé is a sissy wine, not worthy of accompanying meals even as light as a salad much less a sultry dinner of filet mignon. I don’t agree. A fruity, crisp. dry – dry being the key word – rosé is a delight for the senses. From picnics on the beach, to winter dinner parties with friends, to a tailgate party, all call for dry rosé. Full of character, this Rosé of Merlot from our Dollarhide vineyard was made with your and my food and pleasure in mind. The aroma of fresh strawberries leaps out of the glass at the beginning and are followed by a hint of a floral note. The palate again shows bright strawberry but then is followed by cherries and cream. This is a crisp, dry summer sipper. The year 2005 appears to show great promise in the grape growing world. It started as average year with moderate rainfall and mild temperatures throughout the winter months. In March, we saw the onset of spring shot up suddenly leading to temperatures well into the 80’s for over a week. This rapid heat spike caused vines to suddenly awake from their winter dormancy and grow rapidly.Temperatures soon fell back to normal, and the vines seemed to realize this and began growing at a more normal pace with more regular summer weather. Appellation: Napa Valley Blend: 100% Merlot pH: 3.67 Total Acidity: 5.63 g/L Residual Sugar: 0.10% Wine Alcohol: 13.5%
As good as I remember it. You wouldn't be surprised to look down in the glass and see a grapefruit on top of shaved lemon ice just sitting there. Razor-sharp and crisp and DELISH.
Light yellow. Great nose of citrus, grapefruit, grass. Green flavors, grass, citrus, grapefruit more on the midpalate and great acidic finish. Would go well with a greasy sort of fish
Delicious……slight greenish-brassy hue with a distinct red-grapefruit scent speaks of the Sauvignon Blanc component in this Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend. Full and rich on the palate, grapefruit and lime; bone-dry , crisply acidic and an excellent balance that lingers into a long, clean finish. This is a white that is good now and will just get more complex over the next few years. Cool label that changes with every vintage.
this is one of my favorite white wine. refreshing and elegant at the same time.
Definitely a favorite of mine, would recommend it.
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St. Supéry’s winemaker Michael Beaulac tells me he doesn’t have to do much to sell this wine, because according to him, it flies out the door of the Rutherford winery. Which to me is an amazing thing because Americans don’t much cotton to dessert wines; nor do they know very much about Moscato.But the truth is, once you get a whiff of this wine’s lovely pear-apricot aromas, and then get a chance to taste it…well, it’s no wonder it has become one of St. Supery’s most popular wines (second only to its Sauvignon Blanc, one of the best selling wines of its kind in America). I had this Moscato, which is made from 100 percent Muscat Canelli, with a strawberry, rhubarb, mango feuilleté (a puff pastry) and let me tell you – the wine played the perfect foil. The tart/sweetness of the dessert’s fruit played off, but was not overwhelmed by, the pear-apricot popsicle of the wine. That’s because the Moscato has only (I’m guessing) about 2-to-3 percent residual sugar, so it is not cloying, and its back end is perfectly balanced with a goodly amount of acidity. Lastly, the alcohol is relatively low – 11.5 percent – making it a perfect summer sipper.The Moscato grapes in this wine come from varied North Coast sources: 67% Mendocino County, 20% Lake County, 13% Napa Valley – hence the label carries the broad “California” appellation designation.
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