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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 54030)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 PinotReport rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1989 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
1988 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 release of Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode is another classic reflection of our estate vineyard. This wine is friendly and quite approachable with all of the aromas and flavors that are characteristic of Spottswoode - blueberry, blackberry, plum, cassis and molasses. With a bit of dried rose petal, bay leaf and plum on the finish, this wine is a delicious drink upon release. Compared with some of the bigger, more heavily structured vintages in the 90's, our 1999 is a bit more refined, fruit driven and showy in its youth.

Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

My Notes:

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About Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery:

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.