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St. Supéry Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Élu Meritage 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of plum and black cherry permeate this inky, garnet hued Bordeaux blend. Flavors of smooth vanilla and hints of tobacco are present on the long, full finish. This wine is seamless from the beginning to the last sip; it will age beautifully and develop its flavors in the bottle.

Member Reviews for St. Supéry Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Élu Meritage

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
84279561,448
5.00 5
04/11/2012

This was one of those paradigm shifting wines for me, a wine that solidified my favoritism for New World Bordeaux Blends. Each sip was different than the one previous and all the grapes worked in harmony together. Black plum and black cherry liqueur aromas gave way to cedar and smoke with roasted herbs. The palette was rich and seamless with black fruit, tobacco, dark chocolate and those lovely dusty Rutherford tannins. The finish seemed to last forever. Wines like these also make me think the '05 vintage in Napa was underestimated.


Snooth User: bcbit01
3650812
5.00 5
06/22/2011

d'Arenberg's 2001 Coppermine Road used to be the best wine I'd ever had (and at $100 a bottle retail it should be very good.) My Dad and I ordered this 2005 Elu Meritage at a steakhouse a couple months ago and, even after all the ridiculously expensive stuff he's been bought by vendors and salesmen at dinners over the years, he said this is the best wine he has ever had....and I must concur.



Aromas of plum and black cherry permeate this inky, garnet hued Bordeaux blend. Flavors of smooth vanilla and hints of tobacco are present on the long, full finish. This wine is seamless from the beginning to the last sip; it will age beautifully and develop its flavors in the bottle.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 78% French oak and 22% American oak barrels (38% New oak)

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.7
Sugar: .02 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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