Saturday, February 05, 2011

St. Supery Elu Napa Valley Red Wine 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Big aromatic nose of chocolate, plum sauce, and dark berries

Full bodied and plush texture on the palate

Silky, layered finish with plush tannins accompanying rich berries, currants, and spice


This wine surprised me on two accounts. I spotted it as a special offering on a restaurant wine list for $67, which is a significant bargain considering the wine retails for around $60. Also, it's a lot bigger and more plush than I expected. With that said, it still seems to retain balance and finesse.

Crafted in a Meritage style from a blend of noble Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine could also lay in the cellar for a few more years. Raise a glass!

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