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Vino Wine of the Month: St. Supery Élu

November Wine of the Month" St. Supery Élu

This month, we have chosen the sophisticated and delicious St. Supery Élu. This wine presents aromas of dark fruits, blackberries, and black plums combined with hints of espresso, vanilla, and molasses. You’ll taste flavors of dark plums and cassis, followed by anise and toasted barrel attributes with fine and silky texture. And just in case you were wondering, this is a great wine to pair with bacon and a classic grilled cheese with tomato soup, just in time for fall! 

About the Vineyard

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery pride themselves with their 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. They are both certified Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery. The winery combines French chateau estate tradition with Napa Valley terroir and a focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other red Bordeaux varieties. 

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery were founded in 1982. After a decade of researching properties with the advice from Napa Valley’s most respected vintners, the founding family purchased Dollarhide Ranch. The over 1,530 acres of unplanted land high in the northeastern mountains is what created the source of St. Supéry’s distinctive estate Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The diversity of Dollarhide’s terroir contributes to the successful farming of red and white Bordeaux varieties. 

In addition to their recognition for award-winning wines, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery champions wine education and exploration, offering a series of interactive wine experiences designed for all levels of wine enthusiasts.

Why We Chose This Wine

At Vino, we have fallen in love with several of St. Supery’s traditional wines. We have enjoyed learning about their history, especially with their Élu bottle. Élu, pronounced “ay lou,” means ‘elected’ in French. By extension, it means chosen or selected, which is exactly what St. Supéry’s winemaker does when he assembles the best lots of each vintage’s red Bordeaux varieties to create the blend.  Michel Rolland brings a distinctly French perspective to the blend. He has worked with St. Supéry to create this wine and is involved today in the blending.

Fun Wine Fact: Élu is also Greek for Elijah, the prophet who is honored with a separate, special cup of wine at Passover.

Where You Can Find St. Supery Élu

You can find St. Supery on our online shop or frequently in one of our Monthly Vino Memberships. In both options, we offer our wines at a discounted price and you can’t find this bottle at just any store. 

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