2015 St.Supery Elu Meritage
2015 St.Supery Elu Meritage Napa, CA- Wonderful harmony, intensity and concentration of cherry-vanilla, rose petal and cassis are found in the aroma. On the palate juicy blackberry, red currant and black cherry notes are well balanced and rich. Ripe and supple tannins finish long and lingering. Bordeaux blend.
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery
committed to producing the highest quality estate wines without compromise. Élu, meaning
“chosen” or “elected” in French evolved from St. Supéry Winemaker, Michael Scholz and
renowned Winemaker, Michel Rolland’s desire to craft a red wine blend each year that is a
seamless and elegant reflection of our two properties. This is a wine of great density, yet a
sense of charm.
2015 St. Supery Elu Meritage Winemaker’s Notes This graceful and structured wine presents dark purple
hues with aromas of deep black plum, blackberry, espresso and notes of anise. Flavors of
blackberry, cassis, molasses and toasted barrel add extra depth and texture. The 2015 Napa
Valley Élu is rich and complex with a nice mouthfeel and excellent length.
we experienced a continuation of the drought in Napa
Valley and reduced snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our vineyards saw the first
significant rainfall of the year in February, bringing a welcome soak of eight inches that helped
replenish thirsty water reserves. While March gave us some additional rain, the growing season
remained dry. May was warm, leading to a hot June with the heat continuing through early
October at the height of harvest. In the cool morning hours, the grapes were harvested by hand
and brought to the winery where they were hand sorted. Warm fermentation temperatures along
with gentle cap maceration helped achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an
extended maceration time on the skins.
91 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: Their 2015 Elu Proprietary Red is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Malbec and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This sees 100% French oak for 19 months, of which 46% is new. Loads of crème de cassis, blueberry, honeysuckle, plum and coffee bean notes are present in this lush, opulent, sexy and open-knit wine that is a characteristic of 2015. The acidity is low, the tannin fine-grained and the wine irresistible already. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.
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. The winery combines French chateau estate tradition with Napa Valley terroir and a focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties.
Committed to producing the highest quality estate wines without compromise, St. Supéry Estate Winery and Vineyards is proud to be certified Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery. With St. Supéry’s reputation based on its valuable Napa Valley properties, a primary goal is to support biodiversity and sustainability while continuing the founding vision of a Napa Valley chateau for generations to come. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery was founded in 1982. After a decade of researching properties with the advice from Napa Valley’s most respected vintners, the founding family purchased Dollarhide Ranch, over 1,530 acres of unplanted land high in the northeastern mountains which today is the source of St. Supéry’s distinctive estate Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The diversity of Dollarhide’s terroir contributes to the successful farming of red and white Bordeaux varieties.
The winery in Rutherford is home to winemaking, visitor facilities, and 35 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. All the estate acreage owned by St. Supéry is farmed sustainably using minimal intervention and cultivation. In addition to being recognized for award winning wines, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery champions wine education and exploration, offering a series of interactive wine experiences designed for all levels of wine enthusiasts.