St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 24
Vintage: 2022

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Sourced from our Rutherford estate vineyard, which is certified Napa Green
  • Blend includes small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot, imparting fragrant aromatic character
  • Following oak barrel and upright fermentation, the wine is aging in a new Taransaud French barrel
  • A deeply concentrated wine showing blackberry, cherry, plum and cassis, dusty cocoa powder and pepper

Description

Your wine focuses on a deep sense of place, a single-vineyard micro-parcel selection of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with elements of Merlot and Petit Verdot from the winery’s Napa Green certified Rutherford estate vineyard. The blend was fermented in French oak barrels and an oak upright, followed by 19 months of maturation in a new Taransaud French oak barrel. The wine is a classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon with fragrant ripe blackberry, dark cherry, plum and cassis, followed by notes of black pepper, dusty cocoa powder and roasted coffee richness. A true expression of the Rutherford appellation with layers of concentration, tension and lifting finesse. St. Supéry’s continued commitment to sustainability ensures the health of the land we steward, so that we may continue producing the finest estate wines for years to come.


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.

Winery Distribution

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery Contact: Mitzi Inglis

Domestic:

  • Alabama ( Pinnacle Imports, Inc. )
  • Arizona ( Republic National Distributing )
  • California ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Colorado ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Connecticut ( Brescome Barton, Inc. )
  • Florida ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Georgia ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Hawaii ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Idaho ( Hayden Beverage Company )
  • Illinois ( Southern Glazer's W&S Illinois )
  • Indiana ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Iowa ( Johnson Brothers )
  • Kansas ( Standard Beverage Corporation )
  • Kentucky ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Louisiana ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Maine ( Maine Distributors )
  • Maine ( National Distributors, Inc. )
  • Maryland ( Montgomery Department Of L.B. )
  • Maryland ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Massachusetts ( Carolina Wines )
  • Michigan ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Minnesota ( Small Lot Wine )
  • Mississippi ( Mississippi ABC )
  • Montana ( Fun Beverage, Inc. )
  • Montana ( Intermountain Distributing )
  • Montana ( Summit Beverage Company )
  • Nebraska ( Johnson Brothers )
  • Nevada ( Breakthru Beverage Nevada Reno, LLC )
  • New Hampshire ( Martignetti Companies of NH )
  • New Jersey ( Fedway Associates, Inc. )
  • New Mexico ( Republic National Distributing )
  • North Carolina ( Johnson Brothers - Mutual of North Carolina )
  • North Dakota ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Ohio ( Vintage Wine Distributor )
  • Oklahoma ( Southern Glazer's W&S )
  • Oregon ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Pennsylvania ( Vintage Imports )
  • Rhode Island ( Mancini Beverage Rhode Island Distributing )
  • South Carolina ( Republic National Distributing )
  • South Dakota ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Tennessee ( Empire Distributors Of Tennessee, Inc. )
  • Tennessee ( Lipman Brothers, Inc. )
  • Tennessee ( Tennessee Crown Distribution Company )
  • Tennessee ( Southern Glazers )
  • Texas ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Utah ( Utah Department Of Alcohol )
  • Vermont ( Baker Distributing Corporation )
  • Virginia ( Blue Ridge Beverage )
  • Virginia ( Republic National Distributing )
  • Virginia ( Virginia Imports )
  • Washington ( Republic National Distributing )
  • West Virginia ( Mountain State Beverage )
  • Wisconsin ( General Beverage )
  • Wyoming ( Wyoming Liquor Commission )

International:

  • Belgium ( Poot Agenturen B.V. )
  • Canada - Alberta ( Black Stallion Spirits Inc. )
  • Canada - British Columbia ( Vintage Corks Ltd. )
  • Canada - Ontario ( Von Terra Enterprises Ltd )
  • Canada - Quebec ( Mosaiq Vins et Spiritueux Inc )
  • China ( East Meets West Fine Wines )
  • Czech Republic ( Californian Wines )
  • France ( Ulysse Cazabonne )
  • Germany ( Ulysse Cazabonne )
  • Hong Kong ( East Meets West Fine Wines )
  • Mexico ( Great Fine Wines )
  • Netherlands ( Poot Agenturen B.V. )
  • Philippines ( PYC Foods Corporation )
  • Puerto Rico ( Labraterra, Inc. and Intrade Logistics, Corp. )
  • Singapore ( Enoteca Co., Ltd Singapore )
  • South Korea ( Enoteca Korea Co., Ltd )
  • Sweden ( Arvid Nordquist HAB )
  • Taiwan ( Enoteca Taiwan Co., Ltd. )
  • United Kingdom ( Jeroboams Group incorporating Laytons )
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