Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa County/Sonoma County, California) - [RP 99+] [JS 98] [AG 96] [ST 93+]

Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(Napa County/Sonoma County, California) - [RP 99+] [JS 98] [AG 96] [ST 93+]

Regular price $350.00 Sale price $289.98 Save $60.02

RP99+ JS98 AG96 ST93+
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Source of Grapes:
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, Organically farmed since 1985
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Oak Profile: Aged 20 months, French oak barrels (new 60%)
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 4%
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Amount Produced: 4,079 cases of 750 ml, 300 cases of magnums

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 aroma's of ”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. We are very excited about this highly anticipated vintage!!

Ratings & Reviews

99+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Yields continued to increase in 2013, with just over 4,000 cases of wine from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. This is another killer effort from Spottswoode. Inky bluish purple to the rim, it has hints of violets intermixed with sweet foresty notes, blackcurrants, chocolate and a touch of subtle smoke and earth. It is dense, with higher acidity and more noticeable structure than the 2012, but is as concentrated, dense and promising. Some patience is warranted in 2013, and I would suggest waiting another 5-6 years before pulling the cork on one. It is a 50-year wine at the very minimum and a great classic." - RP (Aug 2016)

98 Points - James Suckling:
Glorious blueberries, blackberries, violets and hot stones. Cloves and other spices. Even sliced mushrooms. Full body, very firm tannins and persistent and savory finish. A tight and polished young cabernet.

96 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
Vivid, nuanced and explosive, the estate's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses remarkable intensity and pure power. The 2013 is one of the most precise wines I have tasted here in some time. Dark blue and black fruits, cedar, lavender and leather are all vivid and beautifully articulated throughout. The flavors build effortlessly to the huge, dramatic finish. - AG (Oct 2015)