Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31520 ratings
9.2490 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

This vertical was Spott on... lol
All textbook Cabernets (Bordeaux blends) operating at a very high level. The wines appropriately represented their region, as well as their vintage. It was like worlds sharpest conductor instructing his/her orchestra never skipping a beat. The 12 Spottswoode was soft, juicy and deliciously ripe. The 13 Continuum a bit dry with firm tannin and a commanding presence at the dinner table. The 14 J. Davies- Jamie was calm, collected and fragile with silky integrated tannins, and long uplifting finish. And of course two grilled 16 ounce bone in ribeyes with a classic hollandaise sauce and baked potato.

This vertical was Spott on... lol
All textbook Cabernets (Bordeaux blends) operating at a very high level. The wines appropriately represented their region, as well as their vintage. It was like worlds sharpest conductor instructing his/her orchestra never skipping a beat. The 12 Spottswoode was soft, juicy and deliciously ripe. The 13 Continuum a bit dry with firm tannin and a commanding presence at the dinner table. The 14 J. Davies- Jamie was calm, collected and fragile with silky integrated tannins, and long uplifting finish. And of course two grilled 16 ounce bone in ribeyes with a classic hollandaise sauce and baked potato.

Jul 30th, 2019
David L

Love me some Spottswoode!

Love me some Spottswoode!

Jun 14th, 2019
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.3

Wonderful example of an aged California Cabernet; Spottswoode is so good year in and year out. 32 years old and still going strong. Tasted at California Winemasters Cystic Fibrosis benefit

Wonderful example of an aged California Cabernet; Spottswoode is so good year in and year out. 32 years old and still going strong. Tasted at California Winemasters Cystic Fibrosis benefit

May 26th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Dark ruby. Decanted for an hour. Magical evolution with every taste. Just kept getting better. Bing cherry and boysenberry. Mid palette finish. This one will only get better with time.

Dark ruby. Decanted for an hour. Magical evolution with every taste. Just kept getting better. Bing cherry and boysenberry. Mid palette finish. This one will only get better with time.

May 18th, 2019
Bill Bender

Some bricking, garnet with orange on the edge. Dried red fruit, fig, leather and fun musty old CA Cab flavors. Nearly resolved tannins but the acidity is there and completely smooth tasty sailing.

Some bricking, garnet with orange on the edge. Dried red fruit, fig, leather and fun musty old CA Cab flavors. Nearly resolved tannins but the acidity is there and completely smooth tasty sailing.

Apr 13th, 2019
Bill Bender

Heavy tannins at 9 years but also significant fruit purity and depth. An astonishingly well made wine. Enjoy now or reward yourself with patience. 5 years will ratchet this up approachability wise two fold.

Heavy tannins at 9 years but also significant fruit purity and depth. An astonishingly well made wine. Enjoy now or reward yourself with patience. 5 years will ratchet this up approachability wise two fold.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Brent Clayton

Mind blown. Amazing nose just overwhelmed by sandalwood. The fruit is dark and ripe, very youthful, with great acidity on the finish. Amazing!

Mind blown. Amazing nose just overwhelmed by sandalwood. The fruit is dark and ripe, very youthful, with great acidity on the finish. Amazing!

Feb 17th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Not my favorite showing, I suspect this is just having an off day. Elegant, yes, but seemed a little slouched to me.

Not my favorite showing, I suspect this is just having an off day. Elegant, yes, but seemed a little slouched to me.

Nov 14th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Classic western St. Helena profile, rich fruit wrapped around sweet yet gravelly tannin, and an edge of graphite. Muscular yet still very round, shows some restraint. Excited to watch the 2013s from this neck of the woods evolve.

Classic western St. Helena profile, rich fruit wrapped around sweet yet gravelly tannin, and an edge of graphite. Muscular yet still very round, shows some restraint. Excited to watch the 2013s from this neck of the woods evolve.

Nov 14th, 2018
Landon Donley

It’s as sexy and complex as it was during blending and before bottling...I look forward to tasting it again in 5 years.

It’s as sexy and complex as it was during blending and before bottling...I look forward to tasting it again in 5 years.

Sep 24th, 2018