“A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.” — Albert Schweitzer
You don’t have to be an angel or a saint to enjoy the good works of St. Supéry Élu 2007. The color is a cloak of purple tipped in red with intoxicating aromas of blackberry which follow on the palate with velvet flavors of black currant, blackberry preserves with earth and mocha with a long caressing finish. The wine is rich enough to drink all by itself, but the perfect pairing is Chateaubriand.
The music match is “Paradise” from Coldplay from the new album Mylo Xyloto. Angel? Saint? Paradise? Open a bottle of St. Supéry Élu and you might have all three.
The details: 14.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Napa Valley. Grapes: cabernet sauvignon 66%, malbec 6%, petit verdot 4% with cabernet franc 2%. Suggested retail is $65 USD ($52 if you are a St Supéry wine club member) actual retail runs in the range of $46-55, so be a savvy shopper.