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2014 St Supéry Estate Napa Rosé

2014 St Supéry Estate Napa Rosé

2014 St Supery Estate Napa RoséI’m a big fan of St Supéry wines so it was great to see a Rosé from them pop up at my Costco priced at $12.99.  If you’ve ever driven through Napa, you’ve likely seen their property on Highway 29 in Rutherford.  It’s a beautiful plot of land nestled in between a bunch of top wineries like Cakebread, Nickel & Nickel and Peju.

This Rosé is from 2014, which was a mediocre growing year (I think it’s the first 2014 I’ve reviewed so far). It’s a light, crisp, easy drinking summer wine.  The varietal makeup is interesting: 50% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc.  Sounds like a right bank Bordeaux.  But this is a much different wine.

I enjoyed it on a hot summer Atlanta day which wines like this are made for.  Light aromas on the nose, not too much there, a hint of red berry fruit.  In the mouth, the wine exudes nice red fruit; I got loads of cranberry with lighter amounts of strawberry and raspberry.  It’s nice and dry on the finish, a lingering cranberry flavor left in the mouth.

All in all, not bad.  I prefer Rosé wines from France and Spain more.  The $12.99 price tag isn’t unreasonable for this wine at all.  But I’d like to see it closer to $10 though since anything above that opens up the world of Euro Rosés. Rating: 86 Points

Costco item number: 663764


Friday 19th of June 2015

hmm, I thought 2014 was early but overall good quality vintage year in California.

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