St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 15
Vintage

2009

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

20 cases produced

St. Supéry’s Premiere Napa Valley wine embodies the true essence of Rutherford Dust. Our lot allows us to create a wine that showcases only the best of our vineyard— select micro parcels are tasted and blended for the best example of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted from fruit harvested from our family-owned, sustainably farmed vineyard, this lot is truly special and captures the sophistication of Rutherford terroir. Ideal for red wine, our Rutherford vineyard produces an elegant and refined wine. This Cabernet Sauvignon is highly concentrated with flavors of black currant, cherry and mocha. The wine is well proportioned with velvet tannins and finishes with a deep, complex aftertaste.


Aging Process

Oak barrels

Wine Facts

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

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: We tasted through select samples of various Cabernet micro parcels and chose only the most flavorful, fruit forward lots to create this unique wine, which produces a soft, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that sets itself apart from more masculine Napa Cabernets.

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Atalon Winery 2008 Merlot Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard 14
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Cardinale 2008 Red Wine Napa Valley 14
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La Jota Vineyard Co. 2007 Petit Verdot Napa Valley Hill Vineyard 13
Atalon Winery 2006 Red Wine Napa Valley The Peers 12
Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard 12
Paraduxx 2006 Red Wine Napa Valley 12
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Rubicon Estate 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley CLONE 29 12
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Limited Edition Estate 12
Sterling Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve Select 12
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Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Spottswoode Estate Vineyard 11
Atalon Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 10
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