Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1989

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 125577
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • CG89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP100
  • V96
  • ST94
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Winemaker's Notes

Showing more age this year than last. Port, damp tobacco, tomato, orange, dried fig, cola, sage, sandalwood, bouillon. Nice entry; finishes with drier tannins. Deserves to be paired with a delicious cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"If one owns this wine, think first of its many positives and add in a couple of extra points for richness and continuing ageworthiness. But, on a purely critical scale, one would hold back based on the beginning signs of cedar, herb and mushroom in the nose. It is a bigger, deeper wine than the 1988, and it has a longer future, but we wonder if that future will be all roses in composition."
89 Points

Learn About Spottswoode Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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