2015 St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide
2015 St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide This Cabernet Sauvignon presents with deep, dark reds and purples. Aromas are opulent with ripe black plum, currant, blackberry, anise, espresso and toasted oak, as well as a subtle thread of crème brûlée. A rich, dense profile follows with flavors of cassis and plum, ripe black fruits, espresso, mocha and molasses, with a fine French oak influence. This is a deep, structured wine with excellent fine-grained tannins.
92 Robert Parker: Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Estate Vineyard opens with crushed black currant and red plum notes with underlying notes of tree bark, bay leaves, black olives and cracked pepper. The medium-bodied palate is finely crafted and refreshing in the mouth, with the grainy tannins complementing the youthful fruit, finishing with an herbal lift. This was tasted as a barrel sample.
91James Suckling: This shows blueberry cake, hot stones, mint, eucalyptus and pressed violets. Full body, lots of fruit, round tannins and a fruit-forward finish.
St. Supéry Estate
St. Supéry’s Rutherford Estate Vineyard surrounds the winery in the celebrated Rutherford wine growing region along Highway 29. Thirty-five acres are planted with red Bordeaux varieties: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. With three soil types and an elevation of 154 feet, Rutherford Estate Vineyard enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm days, cool nights and a long, dry growing season. These conditions are ideal for our red Bordeaux varieties, which are used for our estate red blend, Élu, as well as St. Supéry’s Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc — three of our exceptional single vineyard bottlings.
Rutherford Estate Vineyard is on the “Rutherford Bench” of mineral-rich alluvial soils of sandy clay loam from the Mayacamas Mountains. Deep, well-drained soils allow the grapevine’s root system to mine for nutrients and water, which yields complex and concentrated flavors in the fruit. cabernet sauvignon grown in Rutherford has tradition