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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A youthful nose of jammy red currant fruit, toast, vanilla and milk chocolate greets the nose. Sweetly fruited on entry with lots of oak that adds a touch of bitterness in the mouth and gritty tannins to the finish. There’s nice fruit here, it’s a bit simple and the wine is youthfully clumsy but this shows some potential for future improvement. 86pts

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Spottswoode Winery:
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, D... Read more
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. Jack Novak. The first Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982, exactly one hundred years after the estate’s founding. Today, two of Mary’s daughters, Beth and Lindy, work for the family winery that each year releases four very special wines: the Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon and the recently-introduced Field Book Rhone. The Novak family is committed to producing wines that faithfully reflect their grape origins. Each Spottswoode wine is known for its refined elegance, balance, and classic structure. Dedicated stewards of their property, the Novaks have farmed organically since 1985 and have pioneered the restoration of their local watershed. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.00 5
Vintage: 1999 04/08/2011

A youthful nose of jammy red currant fruit, toast, vanilla and milk chocolate greets the nose. Sweetly fruited on entry with lots of oak that adds a touch of bitterness in the mouth and gritty tannins to the finish. There’s nice fruit here, it’s a bit simple and the wine is youthfully clumsy but this shows some potential for future improvement. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
2.50 5
Vintage: 1997 04/08/2011

Woody and volatile on the nose with minty, toasty aromas and not much fruit. Tactile in the mouth, thick, soft and a bit hot but packed with the soft, broad fruit that has become the standard for Napa Valley. The fruit is really sticky and it clings to the mouth on the long finish but there is very little detail or complexity here. There’s no acid to refresh the finish. 83pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
Vintage: 1995 04/08/2011

Cool and layered on the nose with black cherry fruit accented by notes of leather, blood, and a toasty oak underlay. With time this gains mint and gentle floral top notes. Clean and fresh in the mouth with clarity and purity to the core of liquory wild cherry fruit. Menthol top notes add some complexity and earth and wood spice tones on the moderately long finish complete the package. This is youthful, balanced and fresh with several years of upside ahead. Really a very attractive wine. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
Vintage: 1993 04/08/2011

A bit of mushroom and green spice early on blows off to reveal beautifully fruity red cherry and currant fruit with gentle accents of tea and wood spice. In the mouth this is soft and broad with ripe tannins and lovely, rich, fresh red fruits. There are mocha accents and some nice spice top notes that follow through along with the fruit on the fairly long finish. This is fruit bomby but very well done in this style. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.00 5
Vintage: 1991 04/08/2011

A bit brothy on the nose with celery salt, chili powder and dried onion notes that clear up somewhat with air but remain accenting the faded black currant fruit. Smooth and silky in the mouth with a touch of tomato acting as a foil to the slightly stick black cherry fruit. The balance here is quite fine and the fruit remains clear and obvious, if a touch simple, but this has seen better days. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
Vintage: 1983 04/08/2011

Clean and crisp on the nose with a hint of spicy black fruit and a tarry core. At first this seems a bit soft in the mouth with some angular tannin lending the mid-palate an austere character. A bit of time in the glass allows some nice currant/raspberry fruit to emerge and while the tannins remain austere the wines gains nice balance and finishes well with good persistence of fruit and nice length. It’s fading in the glass but still has good backbone. 87pts


Member Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,762
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/10/2013

Deliciously aged in my cellar for 3 years. The bouquet, sensually stimulated the nose like a freshly cut purple rose. Full bodied and luscious, a wine of distinction and paired nicely with my 38oz Steak.


Snooth User: jamlani
630288610
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/04/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 08/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 08/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
125081448
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 02/25/2009

Bringing this one up to your nose you get a burst of menthol. Great dark dense color. Wonderful red and black fruit medley with some secondaries of lead, mushroom and soy. A seamless tannin level and great structure. A very feminine cabernet, but more like a female bodybuilder than a ballet dancer. A long graceful finish closed the deal nicely.


Snooth User: joss
73889988
4.50 5
Vintage: 1993 04/20/2009

this is an incredible red. mature, steady, bold. deep dark notes with perfect balance, it opens slowly and finishes long and strong. dark cherry, chocolate, oaky, w/ cinnamon hints. one of my fav's


Snooth User: joss
73889988
4.50 5
Vintage: 1993 07/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2011 03/21/2015

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Vintage: 2010 01/30/2014

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Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

Fine red wine- 2009 - Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

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Vintage: 2009 08/18/2012

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