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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1984

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch of stemminess adds complexity to some faded black currant fruit that is edged with hints of ash and toasted chili. In the mouth this is acid driven and a bit lean with tobacco and spice flavors in a lean, drying package. The tannins are powdery and tactile here and while this does show flashes of fruit it is limping across the finish line. 82pts

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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
89065217,191
2.00 5
04/08/2011

A touch of stemminess adds complexity to some faded black currant fruit that is edged with hints of ash and toasted chili. In the mouth this is acid driven and a bit lean with tobacco and spice flavors in a lean, drying package. The tannins are powdery and tactile here and while this does show flashes of fruit it is limping across the finish line. 82pts




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