St. Supery ‘Estate’ – Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa Valley, California; 2019 

 July 8, 2023

By  rackhouse

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Committed to producing the highest quality estate wines without compromise, they focus on sustainable winery and farming operations to protect the land and environment for future generations. The Napa Valley Estate collection also covers Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Moscato. All the wines are balanced and showcase bright, fruit-forward flavors.

The 2019 growing season had a wet winter and spring, capturing over 40” of rain at Dollarhide Vineyard. A mild spring with one late-May rainfall resulted in damp soils and healthy canopy growth for the grapes.  Other than one mid-June heat spell, summer was warm and dry, allowing for consistent and balanced ripening.  Late summer and early fall continued to provide steady warmth. As evenings began to cool, the fall growing season was extended.  The even ripening season with a mild summer resulted in excellent wine of great flavor and density.

The final wine comprises 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, and 3% Merlot. It is pulled from only two vineyards, Rutherford Estate and Dollarhide Estate Vineyards, and ages only in 100% French oak, 38% is new, for 19 months to develop.

This Estate Cabernet shows deep purple hues and presents dark blackberry aromas combined with an elegant toasted oak nuance, threads of boysenberry, and rich opulence with subtle notes of jam and graphite. Flavors follow with ripe blackberry jam, a luscious approach of dark fruits, a terrific structure supported with elegant moments of oak, and a finishing hint of anise. This is a supple yet generous wine with an excellent structure, feel, and approach.

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