Spottswoode

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Beautiful floral fragrance. Wonderful aging. Tannins smoothed. Awesome on the palette. August 2020. — a day ago

Spottswoode

Lyndenhurst St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

David T
9.5

Happy Birthday Christina & Hedy.

Nightcap.

This second wine of Spottswoode was dark, rich fruits, lots of black licorice, round, rich and smooth as silk. Reminded me of 2000 Les Forts de Latour.
— 5 months ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1983

En Magnum. This wine just seemed very different. Not sure this is what I was really expecting from an 83 Montelena even from Magnum. I don't think I was expecting it to taste like a 2010 Spottswoode. Had almost a Bordeaux character to it, which I guess I'm really not surprised at all about that. At first, this wine was FUN-KY!!!! Was itching to get down to business though. Nose was mushroom, fig, cedar, anise. Palate was eventually consistent with the nose but the middle and finish is where this gained a substantial amount of aged blackberry and toasted oak. I really can't say that this wine was a show stopper, but it definitely got my attention in a slightly different way than I was expecting. If you have any of these in 750 or mag, I'd say it's time to start drinking them!! — a year ago

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I didn’t get to this until it was 3/4 gone, and evidently, that worked to my benefit as this needed some time to blow funk off. When I got to it, it screamed Bordeaux to its core with a bit of flare. This would have been a dead ringer (in my opinion) for a highly classified growth from the left bank. Worn saddle leather, old blackberry and cassis, herbal twang and clay driven. There was definitely a touch of mushroom/age to it upfront, but the mid palate of this was doing just fine. I think these are best enjoyed now as they aren’t getting better. Thanks for opening @Mark Flesher .
9.3

Spottswoode

Napa County Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2014

From a magnum — 16 days ago

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Spottswoode

Mary's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017

White peach, grass and orange blossom. In perfect balance. Lovely. — 4 months ago

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Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Classic Napa Cab not over the top - more like Corison or Spottswoode. May 2019. — a year ago

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Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

It was between this and the 1987 Spottswoode. Glad I chose this one. This is a black fruit dominated wine that actually had a rather sweet nose even after 2 hours of popping the cork. There is still so much youth here, but the middle shows an extremely mature integration that only time I can give these wines. Some herbs showing here in the middle. Super impressed, and this one is drinking extremely well. It is not showing the aged black fruit profile that lots of wines of this year are starting to show. If served blind, I would have guessed this was a 2005. Finishes soft, with excellent tanic integration. I still think this bottle would appreciate over the next couple of years, and then it will be at peak for who-knows-how-long. Wow. — 2 years ago

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A very beautiful wine from Mark. Strong, powerful and pushed forward throughout the 2hrs it was open. As a personal preference, even though I enjoy Napa cabs on the younger side, I really can’t enjoy these unless they’ve got 10+yrs on them. In the glass, this was dominated by dark and ripe red fruit. Very little leather, but it definitely has Bordeaux like characteristics on the palate. A certain brambly & old fig note too. Bay leaf, cherry vanilla pipe tobacco, and an herbal finish. Surprisingly dense on the mid palate. Youthful tannins. Plenty of life ahead here!
9.5

Spottswoode

Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This took about a day to open. This seems less extracted than other well known Napa Cab producers. Dark. Black cassis, blueberry, blackberry, touch of leather and cinnamon on the nose. Tannins are still holding on, but smoothed our. Acidity fading into the back. Similar dark black fruit with tree bark and a touch of leather on the palate, a hint of dark chocolate tickles the back of the tongue. It’s nice with a steak and cherry salad. — 2 months ago

Spottswoode

Field Book Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah 2013

A sublime Syrah at 6 years old. Balanced fragrance and smooth taste. Spottswoode does it again! January 2020. — 6 months ago

Christian Moueix

Ulysses Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Pulled a Ulysses ‘12 and a Spottswoode ‘14 for us tonight after a long work week. — 2 years ago

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