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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 80798)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $149.00

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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate 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 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

Winemaker's Notes:

Wow - our Twentieth Anniversary Vintage, and a phenomenal wine! A very favorable growing season resulted in optimal ripening, and small tonnage and berry size yielded amazing color and depth. All of the ingredients are here - clove, mocha, berry, dark chocolate, spice and brush - and this wine resonates with the classic Spottswoode Estate berry pie spice characters we love. Dense, packed, and concentrated, yet smooth and lingering. The oak is lovely, the deep, sweet core evident, the promise great.
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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.