Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.47 ratings
9.63 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, with 6% Petit Verdot. Needing a one hour decant to fully awaken, the 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon slowly unveils deep Turkish coffee, creme de cassis, cocoa powder and sweet pipe tobacco aromas with lighter suggestions of blueberry pie and graphite that all meld in the glass. The palate is dense and powerful yet shows a wonderful restraint and vibrant sense of tension that runs through the core of the wine. Moderate tannins frame the dense dark currant jelly, mocha, black tea, anise, exotic spice and herbal undertones round out this expressive palate. Fantastic and literally thrilling in its youth, the 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon will provide drinking enjoyment for the next two plus decades. Drink 2020-2040- 96

The 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, with 6% Petit Verdot. Needing a one hour decant to fully awaken, the 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon slowly unveils deep Turkish coffee, creme de cassis, cocoa powder and sweet pipe tobacco aromas with lighter suggestions of blueberry pie and graphite that all meld in the glass. The palate is dense and powerful yet shows a wonderful restraint and vibrant sense of tension that runs through the core of the wine. Moderate tannins frame the dense dark currant jelly, mocha, black tea, anise, exotic spice and herbal undertones round out this expressive palate. Fantastic and literally thrilling in its youth, the 2016 ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon will provide drinking enjoyment for the next two plus decades. Drink 2020-2040- 96

Nov 17th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Dark ruby. Decanted for an hour. Magical evolution with every taste. Just kept getting better. Bing cherry and boysenberry. Mid palette finish. This one will only get better with time.

Dark ruby. Decanted for an hour. Magical evolution with every taste. Just kept getting better. Bing cherry and boysenberry. Mid palette finish. This one will only get better with time.

May 18th, 2019
Yianni Stoner

Happy to have watched the progress of this wine from vineyard to bottle. A truly great vintage of Spottswoode.

Happy to have watched the progress of this wine from vineyard to bottle. A truly great vintage of Spottswoode.

Sep 12th, 2018
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.5

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