St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml)
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- Concentrated aromas and rich flavors of black cherry and currant balance with delicate notes of white pepper, anise and cedar
- Long, elegant finish
- Food pairings: filet mignon, prime rib, wild game, lamb, hearty pastas
In 1982, the Skalli Family acquired Dollarhide Ranch, a cattle and horse ranch that dates back to the late 1800s. Dollarhide is a 1,531-acre property with steep and rolling hills, some flat lands, seven lakes, and plenty of wildlife. They have planted close to 500 acres of grapevines at Dollarhide, leaving the rest of the property to thrive in its natural state. The remainder of the property is home to a diverse collection of flora and fauna. The oldest vines at Dollarhide Ranch, now more than 29 years old, produce the full-bodied, robust Cabernet Sauvignon and distinctive Sauvignon Blanc on which St. Supéry Estate's reputation was built. Vineyard elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet above sea level, 7 different soil series, 13 different soil variations and a unique microclimate combine at Dollarhide to create an especially accommodating growing environment for Bordeaux grape varieties. This estate vineyard is where the majority of St. Supéry estate wines originate. Its diverse terrain and terroir give the wines their distinct characteristics. The diversity of terrain at Dollarhide results in a wide selection of fruit for winemakers to work with when crafting St. Supéry's estate wines. Napa Valley's typical warm days and cool nights are slightly exaggerated at Dollarhide because of the elevation and the distance from the moderating influence of the San Francisco Bay. This climate yields ripe and luscious fruit with crisp acidity – well-balanced grapes that produce well-balanced wines. The dry growing season forces the vines to struggle just enough that the fruit develops concentrated and complex flavors.