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Inaugural Release of our Rutherford Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

A winery-exclusive Sauvignon Blanc

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is thrilled to release the inaugural vintage of Sauvignon Blanc from its Rutherford Estate Vineyard to coincide with the world premiere of Fed By Blue’s docuseries Hope In the Water, which will air on PBS starting on June 19th.

Located just north of the winery, St. Supéry acquired the forty-eight-acre parcel in Rutherford prior to harvest in 2023. The vineyard is planted to forty-two acres of Sauvignon Blanc, mainly Clone 1. The 2023 St. Supéry Rutherford Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of intense purity and character, opening with concentrated green citrus, grapefruit, white peach, a savory note of caper, floral, and flinty wet stone aromatics. Richly layered with bright acid structure and high-toned mineral notes on the palate. The wine fills the senses with perfumed Kaffir lime, lemon zest, gooseberry, a hint of wildflower honey, and an appealing passion fruit thread in the satisfying finish.

The 2023 growing season was entirely about patience. A long, wet winter and spring filled our lakes and nourished the soils. With the cooler start to the season, budbreak was several weeks behind average. Canopy management was vital to veraison, which occurred in mid to late July. A longer hang time allowed the fruit to catch optimum ripening, creating a superb vintage with bright, fresh white wines that show varietal flavors and textures. After achieving the desired flavors on the vine, fruit was harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve the delicate flavors. Once in the cellar, grapes were pressed to tank and immediately chilled and settled. Fermentation was completed in steel and concrete tanks as well as seasoned French oak barrels. The final blend was completed after 5 months of sur-lies maturation.

This limited, winery exclusive inaugural release celebrates the winery’s partnership with Fed By Blue, an ocean sustainability advocacy organization. The winery has committed $2 from each bottle sold from the 2023 vintage will be donated to Fed By Blue. Visit to learn more. 398 cases produced.

St. Supéry’s Napa Valley estate land holdings total 1,600+ acres with over 575 acres developed to vineyards. St. Supéry is the grower of 9.4% of Napa Valley’s Sauvignon Blanc and produces 100% estate-grown, certified Napa Green wines, focusing on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and additional red Bordeaux varietals.

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June 5, 2024

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