St. Supery

2013 Rutherford Estate Napa Valley Merlot

Merlot

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 01, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Superstructure

Looking for one of the best Merlots you’ve tasted? Well, today’s St. Supery 2013 Rutherford Estate Napa Valley Merlot might just be that wine!

With a nose to die for, a super elegant mouthfeel, and flavor for days, this Merlot is one of the most exciting Merlots we’ve featured in a long time.

Oh, what a marvelous nose on this boisterous Merlot! Abundant aromas of blueberry preserve, blackberry, bramble, cassis, sweet tobacco leaf, baker’s chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla, spice and a very subtle hint of savory pine tar.

Flavors rush onto the palate, coating it with flavors of blackberry reductions, black licorice, blueberry preserve, dark mocha, grilled plum, spice box, dusty bramble, vanilla and black pepper.

The grapes for this delicious wine comes from vineyards in Rutherford. This region is, of course, the most famous of the AVA’s in Napa Valley for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Located at the center of Napa Valley, its soils are of volcanic ancestry combined with sediment from the San Francisco bay’s ancient original boundary and are primarily gravel, loam, and sand. This, combined with exceptional winemaking and a nearly ideal climate, results in vineyards of the highest quality and esteem.

Reserve yours now before someone else beats you to it.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, inky dark purple, with dark garnet at the edge of the wine.

Smell:

Blueberry preserve, blackberry, bramble, cassis, sweet tobacco leaf, baker’s chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla, spice and a very subtle hint of savory pine tar.

Taste:

Blackberry reductions, black licorice, blueberry preserve, dark mocha, grilled plum, spice box, dusty bramble, vanilla and black pepper.

Finish:

This wine coats the palate, from corner to corner, with bold flavors. Slowly, a plush grippiness forms at the edges and spreads inward, gradually drying the palate as it moves.

Pairing:

Enjoy this beauty with an herbed chicken en papillote, roast duck breast or a juicy beef Bourguignon.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Michael Scholz
Varietal
Merlot
Composition
94% Merlot
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5% Cabernet Sauvignon
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1% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 13 - 20, 2013
Abv
14.5%
pH
3.56
TA
6.0 g/L
Aging
19 months
Barrels
54% new French oak
Bottling date
July 27, 2015
Production
1510 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 01, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
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