Spottswoode Estate Napa Cabernet 2015 Rated 100WA
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Wine Advocate Review
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored with a mind-blowingly gorgeous nose that defies words: warm cassis, red roses, sandalwood, Indian spices, crushed rocks, menthol and iron ore with waft of lilacs and truffles. Medium to full-bodied with a rock-solid frame of super-ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, it finishes incredibly long and remains incredibly provocative. Drink 2021-2050.
Wine Enthusiast Review
Fresh on the palate and floral on the nose in a bouquet of rose, lavender and crushed herb, this perennially beautiful, delicate wine benefits from the addition of 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, also from the organically farmed estate. Pencil shavings, coffee and a touch of tobacco add to its savory, earthy nature, contributing to its overall structure and elegance. Enjoy best from 2025 through 2030 if you're able to wait.
James Suckling Review
Glorious aromas of blackcurrant, sage and blackberry. Stone undertones. Full body, round and silky with a focused and bright finish of dark berry and mint. Goes on for minutes. Such finesse and balance. Coolness. Better in 2020.
VinoUS Media Review
Bold in the glass, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers tremendous fruit density in an exotic style that shares something with the 2010, although the tannins remain a bit coarse (in relative terms) and less polished than is the norm at this reference-point estate. (Antonio Galloni)
Wine Tasting Notes
Opaque deep purple. Packed. Lifted and perfumey. Voluptuous, with a great deal of youthful intensity, demonstrating primary blue and black fruit characters. An enticing potpourri of bakery aromas - chocolate-covered cherries, caramel, spice, coffee bean, boysenberry cream, black cherry, vanilla, creme brulee, with hints of bay leaf and tobacco, and wonderful underlying minerality. Amazing balance, long finish, structured tannins. Built for aging.
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 3%