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175 Ratings
St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

St. Supery

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The fruit was hand harvested in the cool morning hours and brought to the winery in half ton bins. At the winery, the clusters were sorted using a double sorting system. First, the clusters were sorted by hand. The fruit then ran through a small destemmer that removed stems from the grapes prior to the individual berries being sorted, either by hand or with an optical sorter, to ensure that the most ideal grapes were chosen. These berries were delivered to a fermenter where there was a period of resting on skins. Warm fermentation temperatures were encouraged along with gentle cap maceration to achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an extended maceration time on skins prior to final pressing. The wine was transferred directly to barrel for 18 months of maturation

Winemaker's Notes

This is a very elegant and balanced wine with nicely focused black cherry and currant flavors on the palate. Hints of cinnamon, decar, vanilla and mocha give the wine additional complexity and grace. While approachable now, this wine will age nicely over the next 10 to 15 years.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Enthusiast
    "This is an extraordinarily fine Cabernet Sauvignon, easily St. Supéry’s best in memory. It’s made in a completely different style from the prevailing cult model, being fully dry, lower in alcohol, and maintaining a tannic structure framing blackberry and currant flavors that are notably balanced with herbs and tobacco. Will get better and better. Call it Bordeaux-esque. Now–2017. —S.H" -November 2009