Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4581 ratings
9.3151 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

First red on the cruise and given three hours in the decanter. Beautiful wine. Still semi-young in appearance with a deep purplish ruby red core and a touch of garnet on the edges. Complex nose with layers of cassis, dark spices, purple floral notes, tons of dark cocoa, and a touch of aged characteristics like forest floor. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Well integrated and rounded. Layered palate with dark cocoa, soft dark fruits, plums, sweet spices and cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Excellent wine with rib eyes. Drink till 2025.

First red on the cruise and given three hours in the decanter. Beautiful wine. Still semi-young in appearance with a deep purplish ruby red core and a touch of garnet on the edges. Complex nose with layers of cassis, dark spices, purple floral notes, tons of dark cocoa, and a touch of aged characteristics like forest floor. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Well integrated and rounded. Layered palate with dark cocoa, soft dark fruits, plums, sweet spices and cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Excellent wine with rib eyes. Drink till 2025.

Sep 4th, 2017
Puerto Rico Wine News

In my book a perfect wine. All is in place; fruit, oak, structure, tannins, finish. Like sleeping on a bed with satin sheets and velvet-coconut scented pillows.

In my book a perfect wine. All is in place; fruit, oak, structure, tannins, finish. Like sleeping on a bed with satin sheets and velvet-coconut scented pillows.

8 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2014
Lauren Domenech

It's time for the percolator

It's time for the percolator

3 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Mike Fassler

Proprietor Fassler Ridge Vineyards

9.6

Nice..grippy, muscular with lots of bite.

Nice..grippy, muscular with lots of bite.

2 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Bia Rich

Bia had this 3 years ago

Bia had this 3 years ago

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Adriel Lares

Vintner/Owner Memento Mori

8.5

Cigar box. Still big.

Cigar box. Still big.

2 people found it helpfulOct 12th, 2014
Kerrin Laz

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

9.1

another consistently great vintage from Spottswoode. well-structured and balanced, tastes like a Spottwoode.

another consistently great vintage from Spottswoode. well-structured and balanced, tastes like a Spottwoode.

2 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Carsten rudolph

Carsten had this 9 days ago

Carsten had this 9 days ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017
Frank Soldano

Frank had this 2 months ago

Frank had this 2 months ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017
Joseph LaPanna

Big powerful and intense. Dark only purple from core to rim; explosive nose of ripe black and blue fruit with hints of smoke, coffee and cloves. Full bodied and concentrated with black currant and blubbery compote up front and roasted fig, toffee and caramel on the mid pallet. Finish is long, dense and with silky soft tannins. The acididy is off the charts but the ballance is amazing. Would love to revisit in 20 years!!!

Big powerful and intense. Dark only purple from core to rim; explosive nose of ripe black and blue fruit with hints of smoke, coffee and cloves. Full bodied and concentrated with black currant and blubbery compote up front and roasted fig, toffee and caramel on the mid pallet. Finish is long, dense and with silky soft tannins. The acididy is off the charts but the ballance is amazing. Would love to revisit in 20 years!!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017