Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.152 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Jim Wagonfeld

Beautiful mature CA cab. The late Mary Novak must have been proud, as well she should have been.

Beautiful mature CA cab. The late Mary Novak must have been proud, as well she should have been.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Bill Ward

Big-ass tannins and a cassis wallop smmith out for earthy/silky finish

Big-ass tannins and a cassis wallop smmith out for earthy/silky finish

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2014
Mark Morgan

And on to the main course!

And on to the main course!

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014
Doug Kahn

Quirky at the beginning but opened up nicely

Quirky at the beginning but opened up nicely

Jul 8th, 2017
Barry Herbst

Wine Buyer Soutirage

9.2

Really nice right now classic Violet's currants and cedar.

Really nice right now classic Violet's currants and cedar.

Mar 30th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Expressive and showy, inviting you to ripe blackberries and cassis fruit, delicate hiding behind loads of toasty oak. Personally, I think the élevage is covering the fruit but it's a matter of preferences. Doubtlessly this perfectly mature version is of superior quality, but I was happy just tasting it.

Expressive and showy, inviting you to ripe blackberries and cassis fruit, delicate hiding behind loads of toasty oak. Personally, I think the élevage is covering the fruit but it's a matter of preferences. Doubtlessly this perfectly mature version is of superior quality, but I was happy just tasting it.

Nov 14th, 2015
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

7.9

Why not!

Why not!

Jul 8th, 2015
Bill Bender

Underwhelming for one of my favorite producers. Tannins dominate. Fruit is reluctant right now. Maybe in a dumb phase?

Underwhelming for one of my favorite producers. Tannins dominate. Fruit is reluctant right now. Maybe in a dumb phase?

Mar 22nd, 2015
Yianni Stone

2017 Spottswoode Vertical Tasting

2017 Spottswoode Vertical Tasting

Nov 8th, 2017
Kevin McGuire

Tasty, even out of paper cups and coffee mugs!!!

Tasty, even out of paper cups and coffee mugs!!!

Sep 26th, 2020