2012 St Supery US Red Blend "Elu"
Winery: St Supery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Elu"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,901
KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: October 4, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored red blend from St. Supery is very good. It opens with a fragrant black cherry bouquet with hints of black raspberry and strawberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. Those fruits are an extracted plum and black raspberry with nicely integrated minerality and oak. I also detected hints of black pepper and black olive in the background. The finish is dry and its refined tannins and flavors drift away nicely. I would pair this gem with roast duck. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: This opulent blend presents with deep shades of reds and purples. Aromas of dark fruit, blackberry and black plum combine with elements of espresso, vanillin and molasses, as well as notes of smoky oak and dusty terroir. Flavors of dark plum and cassis follow with anise and toasted barrel attributes. This red blend offers a finely textured silky structure with density and a graceful appeal.
Organic status: not organic
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