St.-Supéry Rutherford Merlot 2012

St.-Supéry Rutherford Merlot 2012

SKU 49273


Deep shades of reds and purples present in this single vineyard Merlot. Aromas of rich ripe blackberry with subtle notes of currant, anise and charred oak combine with just a hint of graphite. Flavors of black plum and dark mocha, couple with subtle raspberry, espresso and toasted vanillin barrel. This is a wine of fine texture, terrific length and structure.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand St.-Supéry
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorWell-built and focused, with red currant and spicy, toasty aromas, featuring sleek flavors of black cherry, lead pencil and subtle herb. Drink now through 2021. 2,202 cases made.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastLicorice and black plum notes give this wine a sultry edge, layered around generous tannin and leathery tobacco. Soft toward the finish, it provides a polished note of red currant and raspberry midway through, lifting much of the weight off the tongue. Cellar through 2020.

Virginie Boone, September 1, 2015
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Merlot Estate from Rutherford offers attractive mocha, white chocolate, berry fruit and subtle tobacco leaf notes in an easygoing, ripe, elegant, soft, round style. It is best consumed over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014

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