Saturday, May 3, 2008

St. Supery Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon

I tried the 2003 St.Supery Dollarhide Cabernet,a limited edition estate cabernet from Napa from the famed Rutherford region. They have an impressive estate winery growing Bordeaux reds including Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Their wines are quite impressive with the pinnacle being the Dollarhide cabernet. It opens with an impressive bouquet, just the right amount of fruit, with hints of blackberry currants and a mineral but pleasantly rounded finish. Definitely one for the cellar. Here are the winery notes:

A rare 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Selected from some of the original plantings on St. Supery's estate, Dollarhide, this wine has voluptuous aromas of plum, cr̬me de cassis and tobacco. Flavors are rich and intense with blackberry and truffle with espresso notes. It drinks well now with sizable tannins but has the balance to age for the long haul. Drink now Р2013.

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