Spoto Wines

Oakville Cuvée Christiane Red Blend

9.33 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This is close to half Cabernet, the rest a Cabernet Franc and merlot blend (and a dash of Malbec). After about 30mins, this changed dramatically as the Cabernet franc took over. Very floral and spicy. Darker profile but the fruit is more black cherry like. Distinct note of red clay. Needs time.

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This is close to half Cabernet, the rest a Cabernet Franc and merlot blend (and a dash of Malbec). After about 30mins, this changed dramatically as the Cabernet franc took over. Very floral and spicy. Darker profile but the fruit is more black cherry like. Distinct note of red clay. Needs time.

Apr 20th, 2019
Mark Flesher

For a 2016 Spoto, this one did well. Of course, opening and Mollydooker shaking this one 7 hours beforehand likely did this one extremely well. Youthful black cherry, blackberry and dried herb. Middle and finish still has oak influence which is quite substantial. Really nice wine which will age nicely.

For a 2016 Spoto, this one did well. Of course, opening and Mollydooker shaking this one 7 hours beforehand likely did this one extremely well. Youthful black cherry, blackberry and dried herb. Middle and finish still has oak influence which is quite substantial. Really nice wine which will age nicely.

Jun 19th, 2019
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Opened a wonderful fully body 2016 Cuvée. A blend mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon some Malbec and Cab Franc. from Spoto Family Vineyards here in our hometown, Sacramento CA. Color dark red black fruit. The nose definitely is dark plum cherry with chocolate spice, and subtle hints of vanilla and cedar. Dark cherry fruits burst in your mouth, lingers with spice and flora fruits and finishes with a lovely vanilla tobacco taste at the back of the tongue.

Opened a wonderful fully body 2016 Cuvée. A blend mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon some Malbec and Cab Franc. from Spoto Family Vineyards here in our hometown, Sacramento CA. Color dark red black fruit. The nose definitely is dark plum cherry with chocolate spice, and subtle hints of vanilla and cedar. Dark cherry fruits burst in your mouth, lingers with spice and flora fruits and finishes with a lovely vanilla tobacco taste at the back of the tongue.

Jun 15th, 2019