Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1993
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The '93 is incredibly balanced and fruity, with a velvety texture and a lovely finish. It is reminiscent of cherry candy, milk chocolate, cran-rasberry and cinnamon-still pretty and delicious.
"Smooth, supple, elegant and graceful, with rich, concentrated currant, anise and blackberry fruit that's beautifully defined. Plenty of acidity and firm, earthy tannins give it balance. Long, lingering aftertaste."
"If Napa's and Sonoma's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignons have a problem, I have yet to unearth it. Spottswoode's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is another outstanding wine from a vintage that has been roughly treated by the press. The wine offers a gorgeously deep purple color, a sweet, fragrant nose with a subtle floral component and plenty of blackcurrant/cassis fruit. The oak influence is restrained. Medium to full-bodied, with well-integrated acidity and tannin, this is a well-proportioned, intense, graceful style of Cabernet Sauvignon..."
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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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