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St. Supery Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
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Winemaker Notes

Rich, lifted aromas of grapefruit, kiwi, lime and fennel are encompassed by a subtle yet engaging toasted smoky note of new French oak. Crisp lychee and grapefruit flavors combine with green lime zest and a bright citrus appeal, while the toasted qualities of the barrel maturation have encouraged a full, rich mouth feel along with a subtle creaminess from the sur-lie maturation. This is a rich and flavorful Sauvignon Blanc.

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The Dollarhide Ranch is a large 1,500-acre bowl in Pope Valley where cattle once grazed, now planted to vines. Parcel 5, a small block of deep, loamy soils on the northern bench of the hills, provides most of the fruit for this sauvignon blanc, consistently one of the best grown in Napa Valley. The 2011 has the pungency of fresh citrus, of tart white cherries and persimmon. The intensity of flavor lends it a red fruit character, while the texture is as fat as a scallop. It's rich enough and brisk enough to accompany seared sea scallops or grilled Pacific swordfish.

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St. Supery Estate Vineyard & Winery

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St. Supery Estate Vineyard & Winery, , California
St. Supery
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. The winery combines French château tradition with Napa Valley terroir and a focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties. Proud to be certified Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery, St. Supéry is committed to producing the highest quality estate wines, without compromise. Through... View More

Cabernet Sauvignon

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration...

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

In the Glass

High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

Perfect Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

Sommelier Secrets

Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.