Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - The Grape Tray

Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
$225.00
$213.75

SKU 282

750ml

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Winemaker Notes:

Raw, dynamic, and so expressive! This wine is glowing with personality, vivacity, and youthful exuberance. The palate has a rustic charm and sense of umami carefully balanced with notes of blueberry, blackberry, and resinous pine forest. Beautifully expressive now, the 2016 Estate Cabernet is a wine that will only improve with time in the cellar to integrate and mature into its full epic potential.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Spottswoode
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks-plums, cherries, black currants and red currants-with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note. Wow!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2018
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Wine SpectatorBeautifully rendered, with a focused beam of gently mulled red and black currant fruit that glides through atop a subtle but persistent loamy structure. Light tea and alder notes fill in throughout, ending with a wave of fruit that is alluringly lined with latent mineral tension. Best from 2021 through 2040. 4,030 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2019