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Wine Commune Auctions USD 119.99 750ml

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1986

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Cedary and spicy on the nose with a nice floral top note to the crisp black fruits. There’s a touch of iron on the nose and this shows very well with restrained elegance. Layered and rich in the mouth with the ability to evolve positively over some time in the glass. The firm mid-palate displays fine mint and oak spice framed black cherry fruit in a balanced, elegant style. The finish is clipped a bit by the tannins but this comes together rather well. 90pts

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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
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4.00 5
04/08/2011

Cedary and spicy on the nose with a nice floral top note to the crisp black fruits. There’s a touch of iron on the nose and this shows very well with restrained elegance. Layered and rich in the mouth with the ability to evolve positively over some time in the glass. The firm mid-palate displays fine mint and oak spice framed black cherry fruit in a balanced, elegant style. The finish is clipped a bit by the tannins but this comes together rather well. 90pts


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Snooth User: Cthesun
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0.50 5
02/13/2011

Our experience could not have been more disappointing. Upon opening, while the cork appeared fine, the bouquet was all wrong. The initial taste was interrupted by the nose when the glass was brought to the mouth. The wine was flat. We decanted it and the color was a dull garnet, with very little body. We put it aside to let it breathe and had an 2007 Continuum, then returned to the Spottswoode again, with no better result. Undrinkable. Unfortunately, Santa Rosa Fine Wines, while very sorry for our unfortunate experience, does not stand behind their offerings.


External Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/07/2012

A strong showing for this Cabernet, Spottswoodes 1986 exhibits a youthful, unevolved, opaque ruby/purple color with some garnet creeping in at the edge. The sweet nose of cassis, lead pencil, and toa... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1986 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/24/2007

This is a polished Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the Napa Valley. With blackberry and vanilla flavors, along with underlying earthiness, this wine will go well with roasts, and even barbecues.



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