St. Supéry Estate Vineyards

Estate Rutherford Cabernet Franc

9.19 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Martin Redmond

The wine is an opaque violet color with appealing black fruit, violet, cacao powder, sandalwood, and bell pepper aromas that blossomed after some time in the glass. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, and concentrated with juicy acidity, and well integrated velvety tannins with ample macerated blackberry,cassis, plus, very dark chocolate, and vanilla flavors with a long finish. The wine tastes and feel of Rutherford dust, a term used to describe the terroir of the Rutherford AVA.

I popped and poured, but I would recommend aerating for best results.
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The wine is an opaque violet color with appealing black fruit, violet, cacao powder, sandalwood, and bell pepper aromas that blossomed after some time in the glass. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, and concentrated with juicy acidity, and well integrated velvety tannins with ample macerated blackberry,cassis, plus, very dark chocolate, and vanilla flavors with a long finish. The wine tastes and feel of Rutherford dust, a term used to describe the terroir of the Rutherford AVA.

I popped and poured, but I would recommend aerating for best results.
#CabFranc #CabFrancDay

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Love me some Cab Franc. This one is pretty good. A little green on the nose, but a full bodied wine with dark fruit and lots of violet swirling in the glass

Love me some Cab Franc. This one is pretty good. A little green on the nose, but a full bodied wine with dark fruit and lots of violet swirling in the glass

Aug 17th, 2016
Louis Martin

Smoky, green pepper, jalapeño, long finish. Great with burgers and steak.

Smoky, green pepper, jalapeño, long finish. Great with burgers and steak.

Nov 24th, 2019
Yen Boubel

Strawberry, raspberry, bell pepper, crushed gravel, dried leaves and black pepper. Quite high in acidity but isn’t too overwhelming.

Strawberry, raspberry, bell pepper, crushed gravel, dried leaves and black pepper. Quite high in acidity but isn’t too overwhelming.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Eric K
9.9

Loved it exploded with deep fruit taste, deep ruby red. Great rich smooth feel with light oakiness. Awesome wine!

Loved it exploded with deep fruit taste, deep ruby red. Great rich smooth feel with light oakiness. Awesome wine!

Oct 20th, 2019
V
9.0

2016

2016

Sep 11th, 2018
David cook

Deep, dark inky. Dark fruit, tobacco, black cherry, plum on the nose. Good density. Nice structure, solid, jammy, peppery, vanilla, cassis, nice finish

2013 vintage

Deep, dark inky. Dark fruit, tobacco, black cherry, plum on the nose. Good density. Nice structure, solid, jammy, peppery, vanilla, cassis, nice finish

2013 vintage

May 30th, 2016
Meg
9.3

Meg had this 3 years ago

Meg had this 3 years ago

Feb 17th, 2018
Robert Stackowiak

Robert had this 5 years ago

Robert had this 5 years ago

Dec 24th, 2015