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St. Supéry Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Élu Meritage 2008

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 Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Élu Meritage

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,115
4.50 5
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


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

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Source: NapaCabs.com
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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