St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 121


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • A collaboration between winemakers Michael Scholz and Michel Rolland, this wine reflects the unique terroir of our Rutherford estate
  • Sustainably farmed, handpicked and sorted, this single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon blend is grown at our Rutherford estate vineyard
  • From our Napa Green Certified vineyards, this wine is aging for 20 months in a new French Taransaud barrel
  • A wonderful wine with tremendous density and structure, yet layered with grace and finesse

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Michael Scholz

Winemaker, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Michael Scholz

Michael was raised on a vineyard in Australia's Barossa Valley that his family settled six generations ago in 1845. While Michael's informal wine industry training began in childhood, his winemaking career formally began in the mid-1980s.

Over the course of the past thirty years, Michael has progressed from cellar hand to Vice President, Winemaker at St. Supéry, where he built a state-of-the-art winery, which employs techniques of double hand sorting with old world punch down maceration in small lot open top fermenters, along with the more recent technologies, including optical sorting. Michael first worked as St. Supéry's winemaker from 1996 to 2001 and returned as the winemaker again in 2009 after a sabbatical where he expanded his scope by building a winery and planting a mountain vineyard. During his tenure at St. Supéry, he has been instrumental in the continuous improvements to both the Dollarhide Estate Vineyard and the winemaking program. Michael created the distinctive style that made the winery a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and developed our first Bordeaux varietal-based blends.

Michael's credentials include accolades from some of the most esteemed experts in the industry, including oenologist and consultant Michel Rolland, with whom he collaborated with to help develop St. Supéry's proprietary red and white Bordeaux varietal blends, Élu and Virtú. Rolland says, "Michael Scholz is on my list of great winemakers from around the world."

Country born: Australia

Education: Roseworthy College (now a part of the University of Adelaide)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
The winemaker's choice of oak is like a chef's choice of ingredients. The barrels give us an opportunity to enhance expression and encourage structure and maturity. The natural combination of the soil, the harvest season and the oak form the future of what you'll taste in two years, or many years later.

Michel Rolland

Winemaker, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Michel Rolland

Michel began his work as an oenologist in 1973, a time when modern wine was in its infancy. In 1985 he was offered the opportunity to study the ways to maximize the potential of California's wines, and his life as a global winemaking consultant began. He has since worked on four continents, more than a dozen countries, and over 150 different proprieties. Michel continues to advise clients around the world, in addition to serving as the winemaker for properties in Argentina and Bordeaux.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

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