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2008 Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the Spottswoode label. Spottswoode was christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts, who owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, Dr.... More »

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97
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2030 VF: 2010-2023
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96%
Tasted On 11/16/2012

An absolutely incredible, well-balanced wine that was good to go after a brief decanting. Incredibly smooth finish and a beautiful nose.

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Author Keith
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 10/29/2011

Has everything! Fruit, balance, finish. Excellent

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 10/07/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2030

Seamless, drinking scary good right now. Well integrated and ripe tannins should allow this to age for many, many years. 92% cab sauv, 8% cab franc, 100% French oak of which only 65% was new wood. Color: deep purple red, with red edges Nose: black currants, black cherry, graphite/pencil lead, mocha and savory mint note Palate: zesty black cherry and currants, licorice, seamless palate, superb length, ripe and exceptionally integrated tannins, and a good dose of acidity round out the experience.

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