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St. Supéry Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Light on the nose with hints of toasted nuts, cocoa, tobacco, mint and vanilla over red currant and plum fruit. This shows off a lovely herbal perfume on entry followed by a nice red currant, raspberry and plum skin mid-palate that’s nicely framed with well-judged oak notes. There's actually quite a bit of peppery spice here on the palate, with layered oak flavors that are well balanced by the fruit, fruit that remains fresh and transparent in the mouth. The oak turns a touch bitter for a moment on the finish, then the fruit returns with a hint of bacon fat and persistent earthy spice. Lean, fresh and elegant, this is balanced for the cellar but already very attractive with a fairly light-handed winemaking style. 93pts

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St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery:
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family owned, sustainably farmed, estate winery in Napa Valley, California, with more than 515 acres of certified Napa Green and California Sustainable Winemaking vineyards. St. Supéry Estate specializes in Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its award-winning wines are available from local retailers, at restaurants, at the ... Read more
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family owned, sustainably farmed, estate winery in Napa Valley, California, with more than 515 acres of certified Napa Green and California Sustainable Winemaking vineyards. St. Supéry Estate specializes in Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its award-winning wines are available from local retailers, at restaurants, at the winery in Rutherford and online from St. Supéry Estate’s website.  Members of the St. Supéry Estate’s three wine clubs, Moscato Club, Estate Club and Divine Club, receive special small-lot estate wines and access to exclusive winery events and offers.  Check for new releases and local tasting events on www.stsupery.com.  Follow St. Supéry Estate on Twitter @stsupery and on Facebook for the most up-to-the minute updates. Peruse St. Supéry Estate’s YouTube channel for tasting notes from the winemaker and a detailed look at the harvest and winemaking processes. St. Supéry Estate's Napa Valley tasting room and gallery welcome guests daily 10am-5pm for tastings, tours and special events. Call 707.963.4533 for more information about visiting the winery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for St. Supéry Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/09/2013

Light on the nose with hints of toasted nuts, cocoa, tobacco, mint and vanilla over red currant and plum fruit. This shows off a lovely herbal perfume on entry followed by a nice red currant, raspberry and plum skin mid-palate that’s nicely framed with well-judged oak notes. There's actually quite a bit of peppery spice here on the palate, with layered oak flavors that are well balanced by the fruit, fruit that remains fresh and transparent in the mouth. The oak turns a touch bitter for a moment on the finish, then the fruit returns with a hint of bacon fat and persistent earthy spice. Lean, fresh and elegant, this is balanced for the cellar but already very attractive with a fairly light-handed winemaking style. 93pts


Member Reviews for St. Supéry Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,933
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/25/2012

Nose has hints of grapefruit, flavors of lemon lime, honeysuckle, beeswax and vanilla. The flavors really come out with a little warmth.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2013

Apricotes and citrus on the nose. A bit tart. Sharp cheese and olives pair well.


Snooth User: Pandorra
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

Grapefruit and citrus with nice tart acidity on the finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/14/2010

aromas of apples, melon, and pear, some citrus notes on the palate combined with candied apples, tiny hints of vanilla with a smooth mouthfeel


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/28/2009

Oak free chardonnay with good acid and nice crispness. Citrus notes and nice balance.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/28/2009

Nice dessert wine. Lychee and citrus nose. Nice acid with a touch of lemon, light body & sweetness and nice finish. Would be good for summer time or spicy food.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/28/2009

Lighter in colour than estate and lighter aromas. Still has that grapefruit character but is creamier in texture and has lychee notes.


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External Reviews for St. Supéry Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Vintage: 2010 08/07/2011

Aromas abound with rich apricots, peach blossom and exotic guava. Vibrant ripe sweet flavors of nectarine, peach and citrus complete a full rich profile finishing with bright acidity. This wine is lightly sweet with a crisp acidity that keeps it light on the palate and hence a great companion to a wide variety of foods..


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 07/09/2010

Like a breath of summer in a glass. There is a wonderful aroma of white peach, apricot pear and slight floral finish. The wine is light and delicate yet full of intense flavors of sweet ripe pear and apricots. This is a perfect aperitif for an afternoon gathering.


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Vintage: 2008 07/18/2013

Illustrates with tremendous hues of purples and reds. Aromas of blackberry and black plum integrate with tight smoky oak, a note of anise and dark molassas. Flavors of blackberry and cassis follow with a dusty sense of terroir, bright vanillin oak and a structured espresso finish.


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Vintage: 2007 05/16/2008

With aromas of honey, nutmeg, and crisp apples, this unoaked Chardonnay from Napa Valley is endlessly enjoyable. It's rich and round on the palate with a divinely silky texture.


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Vintage: 2007 06/23/2008

A great summer wine for fish, chicken or no reason at all. It's easy to get caught up in the nose of ripe melons - makes me think of boys in baseball pants. On the palate it's almost a bit tropical with the introduction of pineapple that accompanies the cantaloupe melon flavors nicely. It finishes crisp and clean with out that buttery-ness of so many Chardonnays. If you don't think you like Chardonnay, try it again. You might be pleasantly surprised by this one!


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Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Oak Free Chardonnay is sharply focused with a beam of green apple, cantaloupe and a seductive aroma of fresh yeast. Vibrant mouthwatering, the flavors of pear and melon fill the palate. It has a refreshly clean finish that highlights the mineral and fruit qualities.


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Vintage: 2007 07/24/2009

This wine starts out with beautiful aromas of pear and pineapple that then are married together with the subtle fragrance of fresh bread and yeast. The flavor of fresh pears and honeydew melon are rich and round with a long creamy finish. Finest suede under hand, leaving your mouth with a fond memory that invites yet another sip


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