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Aabalat USD 152.50 750ml

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1992

Winemaker's Notes:

Somewhat controversial, which is not atypical. Some of us really liked this wine, finding youthful notes of black and blue fruit, pine needles, sandalwood, and candied orange peel, with integrated tannins, plush texture, and a savory, yet lively, quality. Others got more vegetal, earthy notes—cooked asparagus and celery, raisin, pumpkin rind. Some of us felt it had inviting warmth, others felt it was tight. A bit of a mystery, but one that you will perhaps enjoy unraveling.

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
89065217,192
4.00 5
04/08/2011

Clean and fresh on the nose with minty black currant fruit and gentle cedar accents. Nicely resolved in the mouth feeling softened but not dulled with crisp tannins supporting the slightly chocolaty, minty core of black fruits. This really has nice fruit and while it turns a bit tough on the back end it retains fine focus and has an appealing elegance to it. 90pts


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Snooth User: joss
73889988
5.00 5
06/04/2008

a simply wonderful wine. complex yet balanced. currant, cassis, oak, chocolate. full in the mouth with a long smooth finish. bold yet velvety.


External Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The classy, rich, well-focused 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a Chateau Margaux-like fragrance and personality. Neither overblown nor excessively extracted, it is a beautifully made, pure, cassis-dominated wine with well-integrated toasty new oak.... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1992 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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Somewhat controversial, which is not atypical. Some of us really liked this wine, finding youthful notes of black and blue fruit, pine needles, sandalwood, and candied orange peel, with integrated tannins, plush texture, and a savory, yet lively, quality. Others got more vegetal, earthy notes—cooked asparagus and celery, raisin, pumpkin rind. Some of us felt it had inviting warmth, others felt it was tight. A bit of a mystery, but one that you will perhaps enjoy unraveling.

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