2016 St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 98pt Vintage, Wine Advocate
  • Rutherford & Dollarhide Estates
  • Best release in a decade from this winery

About the Winery

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, the focus is on sustainable winery and farming operations to protect the land and environment for future generations. The wines are balanced and showcase bright, fruit-forward flavors.

About the Wine

Rich vibrant purple and red hues present in this wine. Cassis, black cherry and ripe black plum combine with black pepper, and mocha with a hint of black olive. Flavors of juicy blackberry and cassis are encompassed with black licorice and a slightly toasted oak. This is a structured Cabernet with length, flavor and style.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petit Verdot 3% Malbec 3% Cabernet Franc 3% Merlot

Oak: 100% French oak (23% new French oak) for 19 months

Reviews

Attractive crushed violets and blackcurrants with bright and lively red plums on the palate, as well as ripe blueberries and plums to close. This blend of 85 per cent cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot, malbec, cabernet franc and merlot, has a lot of vibrantly appealing fruit. Drink or hold. ~92 JS

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