Spottswoode

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Enjoyed my time with Shay, Dan, Keith and Brad at Classic Wine Storage. This was really drinking great. Very long finish. Thanks for sharing, Keith. @Keith Fisher — 5 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : I probably should have rated this higher...like you say it was definitely in the zone!
Paul K

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Awesome pull! Looks like a great tasting!
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@Paul K : I can’t take credit for bringing this beauty. However it was certainly fantastic!

Domaine Fouassier

Les Chasseignes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Continuing the Sancerre rage. This one is fruit forward and floral, very reminiscent of a Cali style (think Spottswoode). It would definitely be a crowd pleaser for those unfamiliar with the French style. — 4 months ago

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Spottswoode

Limited Bottling of Twelve Imperials Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

The 2000 Spottswoode out of three 6Ls. Lovely! — 8 months 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 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Good review
Shay A

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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

Jericho Canyon Vineyard

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sur lies rich middle long finish. A classic in the Spottswoode, Crocker Starr tradition — a year ago

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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 months ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Compared to a Spottswoode 06, this one seemed to have similarities but and it was over all this one has more tobacco and slightly less of the dark mature raspberry and black cherry. However, this one even after an hour was still a little disjointed and out of balance. I don't know if this is just on the decline or maybe a little bottle variation. I'd think about drinking this. — 4 months ago

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Agree with Mark in terms of comparing against the Spottswoode. Main note here was pipe tobacco. Ripe red, black and blue fruits aromatics. Fig, currant, sweet plum and blackberry preserves. This is definitely drink now before the fruit dies out. All in all, still a nice wine
9.3

Spottswoode

Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Delicious, bright red fruit, well balanced, silky smooth — 5 months ago

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Spottswoode

Premiere Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2016

Old school with modern lusciousness — a year ago

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