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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 111966)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $139.00

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
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
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 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 1987 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1990

The 2008 has an absolutely beautiful, full nose of black fruits (boysenberry and blackberry) with notes of camphor, clove, and cedar. Wonderful ripe tannins, with hints of graphite and warm fireplace ash. Great length. Beautifully knitted, this complex, multi-layered wine showcases the Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon at its best.

Blend: 92.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7.6% Cabernet Franc

My Notes:

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.