St. Supéry Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2003

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The St. Supery 2003 Napa Valley Merlot is a not-so-subtle reminder that the varietal can have outstanding character, ...

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Redwood City, CA (700 mi)
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Aged version shows character. The shows a dusty, leathery nose. Shows aged cab characters but still with good red fruit. Would love to start an ... Read more

Great merlot with hints of pepper and smoke on the nose. Good tannin, good acid and lots of dark fruit. Lovely wine with nice finish. Read more

Extremely well-balanced and fantastically mellow and smooth. Read more

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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4.00 5
12/28/2009

Aged version shows character. The shows a dusty, leathery nose. Shows aged cab characters but still with good red fruit. Would love to start an Elu vertical.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,415
3.50 5
12/28/2009

Great merlot with hints of pepper and smoke on the nose. Good tannin, good acid and lots of dark fruit. Lovely wine with nice finish.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
4.00 5
11/08/2008

Extremely well-balanced and fantastically mellow and smooth.


Snooth User: deconut
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4.00 5
03/22/2009

This wine is serious - well blended - very complex fruits - a must try!!


Snooth User: abryksa
10157774
2.50 5
10/16/2009

84 Points - Straight out of the bottle, the body on this wine has a vibrant purple core trailing to a brickish red. On the nose, a captivating blend of crushed violets, red currants and raspberry concentrate. Additionally, notes of plum and prune presented as well with a touch of heat. In the mouth, this wine was soft and elegant on the palate. It was contemplative, with mild dried berry fruit showing on the front and moves gracefully across the mid palate. It finished dry and somewhat quick. For the Élu blend being primary Cabernet Sauvignon, the tannins were lighter and less textured than expected. As far as faults, it showed a touch raisiny which might be attributed its warm serving temperature. If I could turn back time, I would have aspired to review it at 16 degrees Celsius and given it some time in a decanter to mellow it out.


4.50 5
06/17/2009

Was given this wine as a gift. Strong notes of black cherries and raspberries with a hint of coffee. Tasted deliciously of chocolate, berries, and molasses. Overall great wine once let sit breath for a while, great tannins, lots of complexity and a long finish.


Snooth User: rbrown571
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4.00 5
07/29/2009

Wonderful wine. Reminiscent of a Caymus


External Reviews for St. Supéry Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
01/30/2009

Supple and elegant, this St. Supery Cabernet Savignon from Napa Valley vineyards charms with aromas of black currants and wisps of vanillin, flavorful hints of rich cassis and oak, well integrated tannins for a complete and fulfilling wine.


External Review
04/10/2008

Lively flavors of blackberry and currant with licorice, ground coffee, and vanilla notes. The wine shows toasty, charred American oak and firm tannins. This wine screams for a thick, pepper-crusted porterhouse grilled to perfection!


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewA sleek Napa Valley cabernet, this is bright and black at once, richly oaked with generous blue fruit and baked black cherry flavors hinting at what may come with time. It's dense enough now for a black-and-blue steak.Wine Tasting Notes84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Historically one of St. Supery's most awarded wines. Rich, ripe aromas fill the glass with sweet berry fruit and attractive tones of oak, chocolate and anise. Flavors of briar berry, toasted oak, and licorice. An elegant wine with a velvety finish.


External Review
07/25/2009

Luxurious, rich and concentrated with aromas of cherry, currant and blueberry these are just the start of this 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. The harmonious flavors of black cherry, anise and plush cassis explode upon tasting. This is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet which is wonderful young but has everything it needs to age beautifully. Enjoy now through 2011.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRich, deep and generous aromas of ripe blackcurrant and berry, cedar, oak and toast. The palate is full and round with ripe berry and plum, complemented by integrated oak, toast, and a hint of chocolate espresso. The wine finishes with fine but firm tannins.


External Review
06/07/2008

This cab has some moves! It starts out with notes of black licorice and ripe cherries and leads into the flavor profile much the same way. In the mid palate it offers up a level shot of espresso and knocks you out flat on the finish. Whew!


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Winemaker's Notes:

The St. Supery 2003 Napa Valley Merlot is a not-so-subtle reminder that the varietal can have outstanding character, structure and ageability. This 2003 Merlot has toasty and spicy aromas of ripe plum with a little bit of cinnamon, cedar and briar. The fruit at the core is generous and dense with black cherry, raspberry, and currant; and it finishes with a hint of smoke and exotic spice. Pair this beautiful Merlot with a juicy, grilled rib-eye of beef or bison.

The St. Supery 2003 Napa Valley Merlot is a not-so-subtle reminder that the varietal can have outstanding character, structure and ageability. This 2003 Merlot has toasty and spicy aromas of ripe plum with a little bit of cinnamon, cedar and briar. The fruit at the core is generous and dense with black cherry, raspberry, and currant; and it finishes with a hint of smoke and exotic spice. Pair this beautiful Merlot with a juicy, grilled rib-eye of beef or bison.

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