Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
With a long way to go, the '95 wowed everyone with its vibrant fruit. Full of cassis, cola, vanilla extract, berry pie, and possessing an amazing sweetness. Lush and beautiful, this wine has plenty of depth. The word "yummy" was uttered more than once.
"Another outstanding example from this consistently high quality performer, Spottswoode's 1995 stood out in my barrel tasting as one of the strongest efforts of the vintage. Although tightly wound, it exhibits an opaque purple color, and a tight but gorgeous nose of blackcurrants, vanilla, minerals, and a touch of smoke and blueberries. Medium to full-bodied and impeccably well-balanced, this wine's structural components (acidity, alcohol, and tannin) are beautifully meshed together with the lavishly rich fruit that is presented in a medium to full-bodied format. This should turn out to be a textbook, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that admirably balances elegance and power.
The Wine Advocate
"A complex web of mature currant, cedar, mocha and plum are ripe and vibrant, with a hint of wild berry jam peeking through on the finish. Impressive for its balance and integration of tannins, which are supple."
"Excellent deep color. Perfumed berry and chocolate aromas, with a hint of menthol. Silky, suave and penetrating; flavor of raw blackberry. Finishes subtle and quite long, with very fine, suave tannins and a burst of berry flavor. Not a superripe vintage for Spottswoode, but a lovely drink."
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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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(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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