Spottswoode Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
An iconic Napa Valley Cabernet to brighten your top shelf. What more could you want?
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Made of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and prances out of the glass with vivacious blackberries, crushed black cherries, warm black currants and red currant jelly scents plus exotic hints of cassia, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise with a waft of underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic energy and beautiful poise, with bags of bright, crunchy black and red fruit plus a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing long and spicy. Drink date: 2021-2052." Oct 2019
Winery: "Great vineyard sites are rare, and part of defining them is their ability to ripen fruit that allows for a consistently extraordinary wine. Our 36 vintages of Spottswoode Cabernet are a testament to this. This is why, as Robert Parker wrote after tasting a full vertical of Spottswoode (vintages 1982–2014), “This tasting, which took place in August 2016, was a phenomenal look at what is truly a Napa first-growth estate.”
Youthful energy and concentration take center stage for the 2017. Quintessential notes of brambly blue fruit and graphite complement warm oak spices and hints of plum, celery seed, and cocoa powder. A weighty and compelling core lead to a layered depth that will follow this wine through the long and dynamic life that it is destined for.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot
|Aging||20 months in 100% French oak, 60% new barrels|
|Region||St. Helena, Napa Valley, California|