Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, located in St. Helena, made their first Cabernet Sauvignon with the 1982 vintage and is one of the true iconic Cabernet producers in Napa Valley. They also make an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, a second Cabernet named Lydenhurst and a Rhone blend known as Field Book.
Light pale in color. 14.1% ABV. The fruit is sourced from both Sonoma County and Napa County. Lemon, pear and flowers on the nose. Medium body and light acidity. Vibrant, exotic, rich and creamy. Cantaloupe, pineapple, lemongrass, lychee fruit and a spice component on the palate. Super wine that would be great with or without food. Drink over the next year or so.
My rating: 91 points.
Spottswoode makes one of the very best Sauvignon Blancs in all of California. The 2012 can be found for right around $40 at retail. I’ve got mine. Go get yours!
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