Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.346 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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
Tom Kobylarz

Radiant and transparent Cabernet showing excellent purity and very good typicity and acidity. Spottswoode is always so consistent for me and always so impeccably pure. The 2008 is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc that shows beautiful Cabernet traits, something the best Napa wines excel at. What many wines in Napa do not necessarily excel at is revealing the terroir of site, this vintage of Spottswoode shows terroir in spades. Cassis and currants, a dash of mocha, a touch of graphite and rock, with white floral and violet aromatics in the background. A nice streak of minerality shows up on the mid-palate and finish. The tannin are ripe, full bodied, but fine and supple. The acidity here is key, it elevates the aromas, as well as adds lift and energy to the palate, while refreshing the finish.
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Radiant and transparent Cabernet showing excellent purity and very good typicity and acidity. Spottswoode is always so consistent for me and always so impeccably pure. The 2008 is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc that shows beautiful Cabernet traits, something the best Napa wines excel at. What many wines in Napa do not necessarily excel at is revealing the terroir of site, this vintage of Spottswoode shows terroir in spades. Cassis and currants, a dash of mocha, a touch of graphite and rock, with white floral and violet aromatics in the background. A nice streak of minerality shows up on the mid-palate and finish. The tannin are ripe, full bodied, but fine and supple. The acidity here is key, it elevates the aromas, as well as adds lift and energy to the palate, while refreshing the finish.
@spottswoodewinery makes some of the most consistent and honest wines from
#cabernetsauvignon not just in Napa but the world. #spottswoode #cabernetsauvignon #sthelena #napa #spoton

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2017
Robert Stackowiak

2008 vintage - classic California Cab with a hint of Oak.

2008 vintage - classic California Cab with a hint of Oak.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2016
Ray
9.3

Very pleasing wine all by itself overlooking the ocean on a cool night in Catalina.

Very pleasing wine all by itself overlooking the ocean on a cool night in Catalina.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2016
Daniel Taub

Very solid right out of the gate

Very solid right out of the gate

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Julie Drinker

As always, Spottswoode is outstanding... don't want to stop drinking it.

As always, Spottswoode is outstanding... don't want to stop drinking it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2014
Nancy Bernstein

Wow

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2014
Richard Driscoll

Classic

Classic

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Way....too....young! Needs another 3 years at least. Day 3 and this is now showing maybe a bit too much air but day 2 was fantastic.

Way....too....young! Needs another 3 years at least. Day 3 and this is now showing maybe a bit too much air but day 2 was fantastic.

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2013
John Langley

Awesome fruit. Decanted an hour and blew my mind!!

Awesome fruit. Decanted an hour and blew my mind!!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2013