Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.362 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

Not great - I don't it was stored properly. It should be epic

Not great - I don't it was stored properly. It should be epic

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
Ryan Dolan

This was special. Cork was fragile but wine was magic

This was special. Cork was fragile but wine was magic

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

My 4th bottle, the best and my last, this absolutely killed it and is why I love Napa Valley Cabernet, especially #Spottswoode. 12 years old this easily has another 10 to go but is in a beautiful place right now. Open or decant for 30 minutes, though I did not decant. A deep resold color, not a sign of brick as one would expect. Shows the importance of provenance (bought from winery). A complex set or aromas and flavors of creme d'cassis, currants, sweet and sour cherries, sweet cedar, and graphite. Palate wise the textures are all in alignment, with medium to full body, ample acidity and medium grain slightly chewy tannins that may be it's only flaw. #2002

My 4th bottle, the best and my last, this absolutely killed it and is why I love Napa Valley Cabernet, especially #Spottswoode. 12 years old this easily has another 10 to go but is in a beautiful place right now. Open or decant for 30 minutes, though I did not decant. A deep resold color, not a sign of brick as one would expect. Shows the importance of provenance (bought from winery). A complex set or aromas and flavors of creme d'cassis, currants, sweet and sour cherries, sweet cedar, and graphite. Palate wise the textures are all in alignment, with medium to full body, ample acidity and medium grain slightly chewy tannins that may be it's only flaw. #2002

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
John Sweeney

Utter Napa Cab perfection.

Utter Napa Cab perfection.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Deep dark fruits

Deep dark fruits

Aug 6th, 2016
Steve Messinger

2002 vtg,
Dense black cherry aromas and flavors. Still lots of tannin. Hint of Brett? Not as elegant as past vintages

2002 vtg,
Dense black cherry aromas and flavors. Still lots of tannin. Hint of Brett? Not as elegant as past vintages

Mar 28th, 2016
Kristi Calcagno

A touch of brett added intrigue without needing to dump the bottle. Otherwise the wine shows like many Bordeaux. Albeit with napa fruit.

A touch of brett added intrigue without needing to dump the bottle. Otherwise the wine shows like many Bordeaux. Albeit with napa fruit.

Mar 4th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Blackberries, blueberry syrup, black plum, raspberries, salted caramel, vanilla, Asian spice, slightly woody/leathery, finishes long with w/juicy blueberries-raspberry fruit smoothie.

Blackberries, blueberry syrup, black plum, raspberries, salted caramel, vanilla, Asian spice, slightly woody/leathery, finishes long with w/juicy blueberries-raspberry fruit smoothie.

Oct 11th, 2015
BurgundyFan

Elegant, will hold for another 20 years. Graphite, black berries, yummy

Elegant, will hold for another 20 years. Graphite, black berries, yummy

Sep 5th, 2015
Logan Smyser

What a treat. Subtle tannins, long finish, well balanced, drinking great now but could age longer.

What a treat. Subtle tannins, long finish, well balanced, drinking great now but could age longer.

Jun 26th, 2015