St. Supéry Élu 2017 (93 JS)
“A soft, juicy red with loads of crushed berry and chocolate, as well as some orange-peel and hazelnut undertones. Coffee, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec.” – October 2020
Reflecting some of the best fruit from both their Dollarhide and Rutherford Estate vineyards, Élu is a beautifully textured Bordeaux blend showcasing the high growing quality of St Supéry’s holdings. The opulent style typically leads with Cabernet Sauvignon vintage to vintage, while incorporating various amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
Established in the early 1980s, St. Supéry combines Bordelais winemaking tradition with Napa Valley terroir to produce the highest quality estate wines possible. Famed for their acquisition of the Dollarhide Vineyard in northeastern Rutherford, the winery is one of only a handful that can boast 100% estate owned fruit. This, plus their strict adherence to sustainable agriculture and winemaking, have established St. Supéry as a leader of Napa Valley, with consistently great vintages to their name and a bright future to look forward to.