Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4125 ratings
9.437 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

This vertical was Spott on... lol
All textbook Cabernets (Bordeaux blends) operating at a very high level. The wines appropriately represented their region, as well as their vintage. It was like worlds sharpest conductor instructing his/her orchestra never skipping a beat. The 12 Spottswoode was soft, juicy and deliciously ripe. The 13 Continuum a bit dry with firm tannin and a commanding presence at the dinner table. The 14 J. Davies- Jamie was calm, collected and fragile with silky integrated tannins, and long uplifting finish. And of course two grilled 16 ounce bone in ribeyes with a classic hollandaise sauce and baked potato.

This vertical was Spott on... lol
All textbook Cabernets (Bordeaux blends) operating at a very high level. The wines appropriately represented their region, as well as their vintage. It was like worlds sharpest conductor instructing his/her orchestra never skipping a beat. The 12 Spottswoode was soft, juicy and deliciously ripe. The 13 Continuum a bit dry with firm tannin and a commanding presence at the dinner table. The 14 J. Davies- Jamie was calm, collected and fragile with silky integrated tannins, and long uplifting finish. And of course two grilled 16 ounce bone in ribeyes with a classic hollandaise sauce and baked potato.

Jul 30th, 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

First time trying the flagship bottling from Spottswoode Estate.

Deep ruby red. Restrained on the nose with definite oak influence as well as dark red berries and sweet spices, cinnamon. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dark restrained fruits on the palate as well, black currants, cassis, black cherries and a touch stoney in the super long finish. Slightly dry too. This is just a baby and would not open another for another five years or so. Drink till 2033.

First time trying the flagship bottling from Spottswoode Estate.

Deep ruby red. Restrained on the nose with definite oak influence as well as dark red berries and sweet spices, cinnamon. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dark restrained fruits on the palate as well, black currants, cassis, black cherries and a touch stoney in the super long finish. Slightly dry too. This is just a baby and would not open another for another five years or so. Drink till 2033.

3 people found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2017
Nick Apone

Nick had this 2 years ago

Nick had this 2 years ago

2 people found it helpfulJun 13th, 2017
Mike R
9.5

Post more later - this tiring work remembering all the damn great wines - just a great time 😃

Post more later - this tiring work remembering all the damn great wines - just a great time 😃

2 people found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Aaron Ambrad

Starts off Cab and finishes Merlot. The perfect wine.

Starts off Cab and finishes Merlot. The perfect wine.

2 people found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
leon egozi

leon had this 2 years ago

leon had this 2 years ago

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2017
Scott Surowiec

Scott had this 2 years ago

Scott had this 2 years ago

2 people found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2017
Howard Greenfield

Valentine's Day wine- not as good as expected. Better in glass after 3-4 hours- but needed a lot more air

Valentine's Day wine- not as good as expected. Better in glass after 3-4 hours- but needed a lot more air

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2017
Stephen Jackshaw

2012 was shut down, if opening decant for hours.

2012 was shut down, if opening decant for hours.

2 people found it helpfulJan 8th, 2017