St. Supery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Committed to producing the highest quality estate wines without compromise, we focus on sustainable winery and farming operations to protect the land and environment for future generations. Our Napa Valley Estate collection includes our agship varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon along with Oak Free Chardonnay, Rosé and Moscato. These wines are balanced and showcase bright, fruit-forward avors.
Rich, vibrant purple and red hues present in this wine. Blackberry and ripe currant aromas combine with black pepper, anise, toasted oak and smoky roasted mocha. Flavors of black plum and cassis complement avors of coffee bean and licorice. This is a structured Cabernet Sauvignon with ne texture, length, avor and style.
In 2014, we experienced a continuation of the drought in Napa Valley and reduced snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our vineyards saw the rst signi cant rainfall of the year in February, bringing a welcome soak of eight inches that helped replenish thirsty water reserves. While March gave us some additional rain, the growing season remained dry. May was warm, leading to a hot June with the heat continuing through early October at the height of harvest. Harvested by hand in the cool morning hours, the grapes were brought to the winery where they were hand sorted and optical sorted. Warm fermentation temperatures along with gentle cap maceration helped achieve the desired color and structure for the wine before an extended maceration time on the skins.
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
VINEYARD: Rutherford Estate Vineyard Dollarhide Estate Vineyard
VARIETY/BLEND: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
OAK MATURATION: 100% French oak (33% new French oak) for 19 months
T. ACIDITY: 6.2g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR: <0.2%
HARVEST DATES: Sept 11 - Oct 11, 2014
BOTTLING DATE: June 21 - 30, 2016