Spottswoode Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Original Price $240.00
Current Price $219.99

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100pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

100pts Jeb Dunnuck

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Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note. Wow! Drink date: 2022- 2060." Oct 2018

Jeb Dunnuck: "A perfect wine is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend from this incredible estate. Sporting a deep purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of ultra-pure creme de cassis, blueberries, camphor, scorched earth, and licorice, with subtle background oak, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, deep, powerful texture that carries sweet tannins and blockbuster length. With a stacked mid-palate, straight-up awesome purity of fruit, and a huge finish, it's as classic and brilliant as it gets. Reminding me of the 2013 with its pure yet backward style, give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will keep for 3-4 decades. Hats off to the team at Spottswoode for this legend in the making!  Maturity:  2023 - 2058."  Jan 2019
 
Winery: "We always strive to honor the growing season in our wines based upon what Mother Nature brings us, and the 2016 vintage—our 35th!—illustrates this beautifully. This Cabernet Sauvignon is big and rich without being overwrought. Lovely aromatic nuances give way to great mouthfeel and length with wonderful, dynamic energy.

Raw, dynamic, and so expressive! This wine is glowing with personality, vivacity, and youthful exuberance. The palate has a rustic charm and sense of umami carefully balanced with notes of blueberry, blackberry, and resinous pine forest. Beautifully expressive now, the 2016 Estate Cabernet is a wine that will only improve with time in the cellar to integrate and mature into its full epic potential.

Bottle 750ml, cork                 
Varietal 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Alcohol  14.5%
Aging 20 months in 100% French oak, 60% new barrels
Region St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
Original Price $240.00
Current Price $219.99

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