Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Spottswoode is a family owned winegrowing estate located on the western edge of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The 46 acre estate, established in 1882, is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the label. Its entrance is graced by classic formal gardens, while the vineyard stretches behind to the Mayacamas Mountains.

The Spottswoode Estate was bought by Jack and Mary Novak in 1972. The first Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982. Spottswoode also makes an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, a second Cabernet named Lydenhurst and a Rhone blend known as Field Book.

Purple in color. 14.1% ABV. Breathtaking nose of dark fruits, Whitman Sampler box, leather and graphite. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity. Rich, plush and concentrated with layers upon layers of mouth coating fruits. Black currants, cassis liqueur, tobacco and plums on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish is with exceptionally silky tannins. Stunning Cabernet Sauvignon that is aging brilliantly. I do adore Spottswoode and this bottle was special. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 96 points.

The 2017 version of Spottswoode is currently available for a little over $200 per bottle.

I blogged about Spottswoode previously in Overlooked Wines from Great Producers.

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