Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5137 ratings
9.550 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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
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
Ira Schwartz

Will make it simple . A textbook example of the type of California cab I enjoy. Plummy , dusty, sweet tannin and well hidden alcohol.

Will make it simple . A textbook example of the type of California cab I enjoy. Plummy , dusty, sweet tannin and well hidden alcohol.

Jun 14th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Utterly singing from magnum. Like the best soy sauces in its umami allure. Thyme, leather, tarragon.

Utterly singing from magnum. Like the best soy sauces in its umami allure. Thyme, leather, tarragon.

May 6th, 2018
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
Sam Tejwani

Wowza

Wowza

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2017
WineMascot

2010, 100 pointer rt here and I can see why. the most masculine of the three vintages of the night (also 2004, 2014) dark fruit and tons of acid, not ready for sure

2010, 100 pointer rt here and I can see why. the most masculine of the three vintages of the night (also 2004, 2014) dark fruit and tons of acid, not ready for sure

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2017
Billy L.

From Magnum
Easy πŸ’― Pts RP; Wine of the Night!
Huge Aromatics, picture the inside of your local FTD; Very concentrated, gobs of glycerin,
Blue & Blackberry jam, long, long finish! Bravo!
Enjoy if you have it!πŸ‡πŸ·πŸ‘

From Magnum
Easy πŸ’― Pts RP; Wine of the Night!
Huge Aromatics, picture the inside of your local FTD; Very concentrated, gobs of glycerin,
Blue & Blackberry jam, long, long finish! Bravo!
Enjoy if you have it!πŸ‡πŸ·πŸ‘

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2017
Cody Short

Maybe the best Spottswoode ever? Fantastic now and will only get better

Maybe the best Spottswoode ever? Fantastic now and will only get better

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

Really nice wine. Blueberry blackberry nose with hints of vanilla and leather.

Really nice wine. Blueberry blackberry nose with hints of vanilla and leather.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2017