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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

St. Supery Napa Valley Estate Returns
August 16, 2017

 

White

2016 Napa Valley Estate Oak Free Chardonnay Nose dried apricot, cantaloupe and pear mixed with a hint of orange marmalade. Mouth: Asian pear, nectarine and apricot crisp finish 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2016 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Dollarhide Vineyard Robert Parker "subtle smokiness, ripe fig, delicate honeysuckle and caramelized citrus with a touch of grapefruit. The texture has a creaminess that is more reminiscent of Chardonnay. This medium-bodied, dry Sauvignon is excellent and best drunk over the next couple years." 

37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45

 

Red

2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon  Robert Parker "a dense ruby/purple color, a classic Cabernet nose of pepper, licorice, a touch of toast, white chocolate, blackberry and cassis. Espresso bean emerges as the wine sits in the glass. It is medium to full-bodied, long, elegant, pure and best drunk over the next 15 or so years."  40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dollarhide Vineyard Robert Parker "An attractive, open-knit, spicy effort, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Estate reveals hints of damp earth and loamy soil and tar undertones. This dark ruby/purple-colored, medium-bodied wine can be consumed over the next 7-8 years" 99; Mixed Case, 89.1; Case, 84.15

2013 Elu Meritage Red "Black currants with sweet tobacco as well as espresso undertones dominate the nose of this Bordeax blend. On the palate, this wine shows concentration, plenty of tannins and a finish with lots of dark fruits." 75; Mixed Case, 67.5; Case, 63.75

 

8/16 St Supery Case 3 each 2016 sauvignon blanc & chardonnay, 2 ea Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc and 2014  Cabernet Napa, 1 each 2012  Cabernet Dollarhide and 2013  Elu Meritage $386

8/16 St Supery Pack, 1 each of the wines $264

 

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