St. Clement's portfolio of stunning Napa Valley wines is anchored by the flagship Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage of Oroppas was made in 1991, and over the years, it has become a style icon for St. Clement — a rich, opulent Bordeaux-style blend that emphasizes concentration, depth and velvety tannins. The key to Oroppas is having a palate of consistent flavor profiles and tannin structures to work for the blend. In addition to our own vineyards, St. Clement has been working for years to build relationships with some of the top winegrowers in Napa Valley's most sought-after sub-appellations, including Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. Each vineyard brings its own individual qualities to the blend, whether in aroma, structure or depth, but by blending them all together you are left with a wine that is rich and sophisticated.
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Rutherford, Diamond Mountain, Oakville and St. Helena contributed the vast majority of the 2013 Oroppas blend, along with hillside fruit from Mount Veeder, creating a unique and sophisticated expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rich and remarkably expressive, Oroppas opens with inviting aromas of plum and black currant and subtle undertones of mocha and cedar. On the palate, powerful flavors of ripe black fruit and dusty cocoa unfold into a richly textured blend. This impactful wine delivers substantial weight yet maintains a graceful balance with silky tannins and a persistent, elegant finish.
Crafted from a few select barrels of superlative quality, the first vintage of Oroppas Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic notes of ripe black fruits, cassis, baking spice, and chocolate.
Three Vintages of Our Signature Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon.
Regular Retail Price: $180
2011 Oropppas Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 Points, Vinous Media
"Mocha, espresso, plum and smoke inform a textured, expressive Cabernet long on personality."
2012 Oropppas Cabernet Sauvignon | 92 Points, Vinous Media
"Dark red cherry, spice, plum and menthol flesh out in an open, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon."
2013 Oropppas Cabernet Sauvignon
Driven by red fruit and notes of mint and cocoa. Rich and concentrated on the palate with flavors of blackberry and bittersweet chocolate.