Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31457 ratings
9.2471 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Pierre Costa

One of the producers in Napa. 2005 is perfect now, specially with big bottles.

One of the producers in Napa. 2005 is perfect now, specially with big bottles.

Sep 21st, 2018
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry preserves, black cherry, loganberry, dark chocolate and oak. Excellent structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry preserves, black cherry, loganberry, dark chocolate and oak. Excellent structure and well-integrated tannins.

Sep 17th, 2018
Bill Bender

This is from late summer notes but it was actually giving up more of the goods than the ‘10 I had this past Thursday. Concentrated pure fruit that hits the soul.

This is from late summer notes but it was actually giving up more of the goods than the ‘10 I had this past Thursday. Concentrated pure fruit that hits the soul.

Aug 26th, 2018
Cody Short

One of the best producers in napa IMO. Love their style and this isn’t as ripe as i expected for 07. Still very youthful but was really singing with a 4 hr decant.

One of the best producers in napa IMO. Love their style and this isn’t as ripe as i expected for 07. Still very youthful but was really singing with a 4 hr decant.

Aug 18th, 2018
David L

09’ Same old , very good not great. 09’ 🤷🏻‍♂️

09’ Same old , very good not great. 09’ 🤷🏻‍♂️

Jun 19th, 2018