St. Supery Elu Red Meritage 2003
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Napa Valley, California
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot,
4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
The fruit for this red blend was harvested during the cool hours of early morning to maximize fresh flavors.
Crush occurred in St. Supery's cellar prior to fermentation and maceration on the skins, after which the wines were
drained and pressed to barrels for maturation. After a year in predominantly French oak, a preliminary
blend was created and that blended wine put back into barrel in order to begin the process of marrying the
flavors of the component varietals. Another twelve months later, the wines went through final evaluation to
complete the blend.
From the out start the 2003 Elú is an amazing wine, there is great depth of both aroma and flavor. The
wine begins with hints of cocoa, blackberries and toasted oak. Upon further investigation, one picks up
kirsch and black cherries. Elegant, supple and gracefully balanced, and finishing with a lively burst of ripe
fruit and supple tannins. Drink now through 2013.
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