St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Virtú 2011

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51% Semillon, 49% Sauvignon Blanc Big melon aromas greet the nose along with well judged oak spice that sets off an apple pie tone to the nose alo... Read more

Mellow, medium-bodied, a little tannic burst giving structure. Black fruits, a touch of coffee and licorice giving some decent addition to the plum... Read more

Complex and not too sweet... Cindi really liked it. Had at Golden Spur. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Virtú

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,760
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/29/2014

51% Semillon, 49% Sauvignon Blanc Big melon aromas greet the nose along with well judged oak spice that sets off an apple pie tone to the nose along with gorgeous creamy vanilla notes. Apple pie ala mode all over this nose. Smooth and rich with early oak spice and that great creaminess, in texture and flavor wrapped up in subtle herb and orchard fruit flavors. White peach and lemon along with green apple and melon all come together on the palate. This lacks the gravitas of some of these wines but makes up for with terrific intensity and good complexity. Some raw almond flavors some out on the backend and fade on the slightly oak spiced, heirloom apple toned finish. There’s a touch of tannin adding texture here as well. This is drinking very well indeed. 91pts


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Snooth User: winescribbler
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2009

Mellow, medium-bodied, a little tannic burst giving structure. Black fruits, a touch of coffee and licorice giving some decent addition to the plummy base. An easy-drinking, ripe red for drinking on its own although I can see it accompanying this evenings Lime and Chilli Beef with a-plomb.


Snooth User: mccullah
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/13/2011

Complex and not too sweet... Cindi really liked it. Had at Golden Spur.


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518881
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 09/23/2009

A solid, rounded, smooth, easy-drinking white wine. No great pretensions but a nice little crispness on the finish enlivening the gentle, pleasant fruity palate. Chardonnay? Chenin Blanc? Alcohol 11.5%. Of several wines tried this worked as well as any other with an Autumn Salad of Pear, Gorgonzola and Walnuts. http://www.spittoon.biz/wines_of_virtue_-_environmenta.html


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Vintage: 2006 11/19/2013

Dense and chewy, this is tightly wound, with rich dried currant, mineral, graphite and pepper flavors. Full-bodied and concentrated. The core flavors are intense and persistent, with a long, juicy finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 250 cases made. -JL (Vinified with 40% whole clusters, and aged on its lees for a full two years in 20% new French oak without sulfuring, racking or stirring) Bright, deep medium ruby; much more lucid than the pinots. Brooding aromas of black fruits, licorice and tarry oak; Im not sure I would have guessed syrah. The palate presents supple dark fruit flavors but only moderate sweetness and limited varietal character. Finishes with dusty tannins that turned drier with aeration, with the wines oak element becoming more pronounced. ** Only 4 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2006 11/19/2013

Slightly better is the 2006 Chardonnay North Slope, which displays crushed rock, white currant, and quince notes, a bit of pineapple and poached pear, and some hints of smoky nuts in a full-bodied, evolved, but complex style. This too needs to be drunk soon - 1-2 years. Hazy yellow color. Strikingly complex nose suggests ripe pear, orange, anise and dusty minerals. Juicy and fresh, with admirably restrained citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Reminded me of a suave Puligny-Montrachet. A delicious wine with excellent finishing lift and clarity. ** Only 4 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2006 11/19/2013

Smith's basic regional Pinot is a very fine wine. It shows the elegant combination of power and subtlety that mark a fine Pinot Noir, and the alcohol level is low. Dry and crisp, the flavors are of cola, raspberries, rosehip tea, licorice and spice. Drink now. - S.H. ** Only 8 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2006 01/24/2014

Slightly better is the 2006 Chardonnay North Slope, which displays crushed rock, white currant, and quince notes, a bit of pineapple and poached pear, and some hints of smoky nuts in a full-bodied, evolved, but complex style. This too needs to be drunk soon - 1-2 years. Hazy yellow color. Strikingly complex nose suggests ripe pear, orange, anise and dusty minerals. Juicy and fresh, with admirably restrained citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Reminded me of a suave Puligny-Montrachet. A delicious wine with excellent finishing lift and clarity. ** Only 2 in Stock **


Ratings & Tags for St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Virtú

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4.60 5
2010 01/29/2014

Winemaker's Notes:

This white blend presents with brilliant pale yellow hues. Aromas offer citrus notes of lemon and lime, as well as honeydew, kiwi and fig, with an undercurrent of seductive smoky French oak. Flavors of lemon, lemongrass and grapefruit rind are focused and are enhanced with the subtle nuance of toasted oak. This is a terrific, bright and vibrant white wine. -Winemaker, Michael Scholz

Tasting Notes:

• Aromas offer citrus notes of lemon and lime, as well as honeydew, kiwi and fig, with an undercurrent of seductive smoky French oak. • Flavors of lemon, lemongrass and grapefruit rind are focused and enhanced with the subtle nuance of toasted oak. • Tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc contributes bright acidity and complements foods. • 68% of the blend was fermented in 100% French oak (35% new French oak) for 7 months; 32% stainless steel fermented.

This white blend presents with brilliant pale yellow hues. Aromas offer citrus notes of lemon and lime, as well as honeydew, kiwi and fig, with an undercurrent of seductive smoky French oak. Flavors of lemon, lemongrass and grapefruit rind are focused and are enhanced with the subtle nuance of toasted oak. This is a terrific, bright and vibrant white wine. -Winemaker, Michael Scholz

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

2,189 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 17% Malo-lactic Fermentation, 32% Tank Fermentation 32%, 68% Barrel Fermentation

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.32
Sugar: 0.2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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