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Never trust a wine with less than two accent marks above the letters.

Everyone knows that it's what's above the letters that matter. If you want to hear heavy metal, you look for the umlaut. If you want Mexican food, you look for the spicy tilde above the O. And if you want wine, you want something like the St. Supéry Estate Élu.

Plum aromas, inky garnet hues, flavors of smooth vanilla and tobacco: that's what you'll find in this wine. But in the name? You'll find TWO acute accents that'll have you looking at your operating system's character map every time you try to explain to your friend how well it'll age. That means this is a wine that forces you to learn. And that means a wine that's classy.

Don't be afraid of the diacritic. Embrace it. Embrace the St. Supéry Estate Élu. Let those accents educate you.

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Features

2006 St. Supéry Estate Élu, Napa Valley Red Wine Magnum

Aromas of plum and black cherry permeate this inky, garnet hued Bordeaux blend. Flavors of smooth vanilla and hints of tobacco are present on the long, full finish. This wine is seamless from the beginning to the last sip; it will age beautifully and develop its flavors in the bottle.

 

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Specs

Winery Retail Price: $155.00
Average Shipping:  $17.00
Average Tax:   $7.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $174.00

 

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot
  • pH: 3.74
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
  • Residual Sugar: <0.02%
  • Wine Alcohol: 14.3%
  • Winemaking: This wine was aged in 64% French oak and 36% American oak barrels (32% New oak)

The year 2006 appears to show great promise in the grape growing world. It started as an average year with moderate rainfall and mild temperatures throughout the winter months. In March, the sudden onset of spring lead to temperatures well into the 80’s for over a week. This rapid heat spike caused vines to suddenly awake from their winter dormancy and grow rapidly. As temperatures soon fell back to normal the vines began growing at a more normal pace with more regular summer weather.

The grapes for this wine were harvested at night and in the cool early morning hours of September and October to maintain the delicate fruit flavors. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were crushed and pressed into chilled tanks for settling. The clean juice was racked and fermentation was initiated in temperature-controlled storage. A long, cool fermentation allowed for excellent flavor retention. After final blending, the wine was stabilized and prepared for bottling.

 

Winery Details

St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery

Founded:
1982
Owner:
The Skalli Family
Location:
Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA
Two vineyards - one in Rutherford at the heart of Napa Valley's Cabernet Sauvignon country, the other, Dollarhide, in a serene corner of Napa Valley - are the source of St. Supéry wines, most notably, celebrated Cabernet Sauvignons and Sauvignon Blanc.
 
St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery is owned by the Skalli family of France. Robert Skalli's family has made wine for several generations in South of France. While traveling in Napa Valley during the 1970s, Robert was inspired to create an estate winery in Napa Valley to make wines of distinct and respectable character. Dollarhide, an historic cattle and horse ranch nestled among the hills of Napa Valley, was planted with the noble grape varieties of Bordeaux, France in the early 1980s. St. Supéry's Rutherford property became the home of the winery and first class Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards.
 
Today St. Supéry wines are enjoyed by people around the world in fine restaurants and during celebrations at home. The winery is a respected member of the Napa Valley vintner community and is a responsible steward of the 1500+ acres we own in this appellation known to be among the finest wine regions in the world.

 

 

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