Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Rich and polished, with layers of plush fruit nicely framed by toasty oak. Well balanced, displaying forward aromas of black fruit, cranberry, lavender, chocolate, ginger, Asian spice and light wisps of tobacco and sage. The delicate violet and blue fruit qualities of Cabernet Franc are prettily evident. A smooth, velvety finish rounds out this inviting wine.
"Ultrarich and polished, with layers of plush plum, black cherry, currant and spice. Picks up anise, sage, herb and toasty oak flavors, finishing with firm tannins."
"This is one of Napa's most promising Cabernets of the vintage. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet aromas of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice and spice box. The wine is seamless, elegant, and intense with plenty of up-front fruit, but not the muscle and overall structure of the 1999. It possesses a strong mid-palate and length, something many 2000s lack. Drink it when released and over the following 12-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Full ruby-red. Big, rich, perfumed aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, violet, menthol, coffee and loam. Rich and mellow but vinous, with fruit-driven flavors of currant, blueberry and boysenberry. Nicely full in the middle but slightly lean on the back end, with a bit of acidity showing. "In 2000 we benefitted by being on the valley floor, with lighter soils," noted winemaker Rosemary Cakebread."
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Spottswoode is a small, family-owned estate located on the western edge of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The estate, which dates to the 1800s, includes classic formal gardens, pre-prohibition winery buildings and the 40-acre, organically farmed estate vineyard. Spottswoode focuses all of its attention on producing extremely limited quantities of two wines: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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