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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1982

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tobacco and mushroom on the nose with slight underlying fruitiness that has a dusty leather edge. With air this definitely gains a savory sweetness like hoisin sauce. There is still some nice fruit here in the early going but it fades fairly quickly in the glass. The finish is short at first and acid driven but while the fruit fades here the texture of the wine continues to improve with airing. A wine past peak but still showing signs of greatness. 85pts

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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 Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,851
3.00 5
04/08/2011

Tobacco and mushroom on the nose with slight underlying fruitiness that has a dusty leather edge. With air this definitely gains a savory sweetness like hoisin sauce. There is still some nice fruit here in the early going but it fades fairly quickly in the glass. The finish is short at first and acid driven but while the fruit fades here the texture of the wine continues to improve with airing. A wine past peak but still showing signs of greatness. 85pts


External Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/06/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1982 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml




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