Saturday, February 05, 2011
St. Supery Elu Napa Valley Red Wine 2005 Wine Review (NW)
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!