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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 35 
TypeRed
ProducerSt. Supéry (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
DesignationÉlu Meritage
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)040951815148, 040951875142

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2017 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 63 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 4/5/2015: Still drinking well but the fruit is starting to fade so I don't think there's much benefit in holding off longer. Cab takes the forefront with notes of vanilla, tobacco, green pepper and black pepper. Blue and blackberries at the finish. Round mouthfeel, lingers nicely. (426 views)
 Tasted by redbrix on 1/31/2014 & rated 91 points: Keeps getting better with age. Still has good structure and can sit for a few more years. (2651 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 12/7/2013 & rated 90 points: loamy earth, currant and smokey wood. Very restrained, but enjoyable. (2717 views)
 Tasted by East of Napa on 7/14/2013 & rated 89 points: Not bad (3412 views)
 Tasted by travelme on 12/31/2012 & rated 88 points: Deep purple in color (almost a light black). You can taste black cherries, vanilla, cola, tobacco, and cedar. A bit thin but nice Rutherford tannin structure. A little hint of heat but like another taster noted seemed a little muted and closed. A little plain for a $55-60 wine. (4231 views)
 Tasted by Winecat on 11/10/2012 & rated 86 points: Full body cherry and leather. Needed to open to get full flavor (4226 views)
 Tasted by DNeamand on 7/11/2012 & rated 89 points: Definitely required some stand time but quite well balanced medium to long finish (2921 views)
 Tasted by East of Napa on 5/31/2012 & rated 89 points: Tasted better day two. .nice wine (2905 views)
 Tasted by Petiger on 3/18/2012 & rated 91 points: Smoother than the last 2 bottles. Very nice finish and nice nose of black cherry and tobacco. (2540 views)
 Tasted by KVM on 8/25/2011 & rated 88 points: Snazzy label. Drank at lunch with a customer, so only paid passing attention (to the wine, that is!). A little bit VA, solid red fruit, plums, oak. Silky texture. (2835 views)
 Tasted by Vinocrew on 7/12/2011 & rated 90 points: Enjoyed with some of our Vinocrew buds. Did not decant, if we would have the wine may have scored a couple of points higher. Full body, purple color, great legs. It had a smokey dark cherry noise. (3024 views)
 Tasted by Grape_ape on 6/2/2011: very solid albeit young. this drinks well above what the prior notes would indicate, especially at the blowout $28 price... (3285 views)
 Tasted by Varus on 4/25/2011 & rated 86 points: I'm not convinced this wine is ready to drink. The wine refused to open up throughout the night - the fruit hidden behind rather prevalent tannin. Not as full bodied as I had imagined it would be. I will drink the rest on day 2 and reevaluate. However, wines at this price-point should not have to explain themselves. Luckily I got this at a rather steep discount. (3522 views)
 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 4/17/2011 & rated 90 points: Full, rich, nicely developed and likely to improve with some more time in the bottle. (2867 views)
 Tasted by Vetterbrian84 on 3/24/2011 & rated 86 points: Perfectly good wine, but not what one would hope given the price. Very fruit forward and easy to drink. A fair amount of oak. (3995 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 11/20/2010 & rated 87 points: Raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, cedar. A bit thin on the mid palate. Dusty tannins. A bit of heat and not much else on the finish. (4678 views)
 Tasted by russdan60 on 10/30/2010 & rated 91 points: Nice easy drinking daily drinker. Good fruit and nice tannins. No issues with this one. Fine bottle. (4902 views)
 Tasted by East of Napa on 7/2/2010 & rated 90 points: very nice flavors with good fruit. drank with Brians and Mwarvins at Boston artfest in limo. (5148 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/1/2010 & rated 88 points: Fruit forward and east to drink. Primary dark red cherry fruit with a bit too much oak. A solid Restaurant wine which we bought by the glass at Mortons. I wouldn't rush out to buy it but it is a decent by the glass quaffer if you are out to eat. (5159 views)
 Tasted by Mallards on 4/12/2010 & rated 76 points: For a pricier bottle of wine, this is a totally incompetently made wine. Tastes like the $5 glass you get at a Happy Hour somewhere. Lacks flavor, life, and has no character. Like drinking dark red water. (5381 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/30/2010 & rated 87 points: Oak, tart currant nose; tart red berry, currant palate; medium finish (5187 views)
 Tasted by davemj on 2/25/2010 & rated 85 points: Nose is subdued, weak and hesitant to bring forth the wine's inner essence. On the palate, we have some fruit, dark and oriented toward cassis, along with a leather, mocha, and raisin set of features. Extraction seems OK but the resulting complexity is hampered by an overpowered oak input on the mid- and back palate. Tannins are moderate. Overall, an average effort for a Napa (awesome terroir) Meritage; you can do much much better for much less. (5658 views)
 Tasted by Robo148 on 5/15/2009 & rated 85 points: good but price point is probably too high (4761 views)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (3/30/2010)
(St. Supéry Élu Meritage) Oak, tart currant nose; tart red berry, currant palate; medium finish  87 points
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St. Supéry

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2005 St. Supéry Élu Meritage

Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot 3% Cabernet Franc
pH: 3.70
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Residual Sugar: <0.02%
Wine Alcohol: 14.4%
This wine was aged in 78% French oak and 22% American oak barrels (38% New oak).

Aromas of plum and black cherry permeate this inky, garnet hued Bordeaux blend. Flavors of smooth vanilla and hints of tobacco are present on the long, full finish. This wine is seamless from the beginning to the last sip; it will age beautifully and develop its flavors in the bottle.

Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wineries and Wine (Napa Valley Vintners) | Article in CellarTracker

Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA

 
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