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108 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } DECEMBER/JANUARY 2017/2018 { napa valley } WHEN FRENCH LUXURY FASHION BRAND Chanel pur- chased St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery from founder Robert Skalli in 2015, it acquired not only the charming Rutherford winery, but also more than 1,500 acres split between two Napa Valley estates with one-third planted to vines. The highly-regarded, Rutherford-based winery— founded in 1989 and named for a former owner of the property—became the first American acquisition for the fashion house, which also owns three celebrated Bordeaux estates: Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux and Château Canon and Château Berliquet in St-Émilion. The choice of St. Supéry could not have been more appropriate. Like Chanel's Bordeaux properties, St. Supéry draws on 100% estate fruit and is known for Bordelais varietals and blends: superb Sauvignon Blanc, magisterial Cabernet Sauvignon, and distinctively-delineated Merlot, as well as the Semillon–Sauvignon Blanc white blend Virtú and the Cabernet-driven red Bordeaux blend Élu. Michel Rolland consults on the wines, which are crafted by the experienced VP of Winemaking and Vineyards Michael Scholz. OF THE ART St. Supéry's estate-grown Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc is served by the glass at Nobu in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. John Peiser, Wine Director at Nobu Las Vegas, says the St. Supéry Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc is "citrusy, bright, refreshing, not super heavy, and works well with seafood." IT'S ALL ESTATE, ALL THE TIME AT ST. SUPÉRY by David Gadd Estate

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