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Spottswoode Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Your Price: $150.00

Producer: Spottswoode
Optimum drinking: 2017-2035
Rating: 95 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: Rosemary Cakebread
Appellation: Napa Valley, North Coast, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

The Spottswoode Estate Cabernet 2006 combines Californian power and intensity with Bordeaux elegance and refinement. This complex, multilayered Cabernet has all the attributes of great winemaking and great soil too.

”The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, which has taken on much greater complexity and intensity since I tasted it right after bottling, is largely all Cabernet Sauvignon with just a small amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend. The owner’s daughter, Beth Novak, and her assistants, Rosemary Cakebread and Jennifer Williams, made an intelligent decision in bottling this wine later than normal to resolve some of the tannin issues, and they have certainly succeeded. This wine, which I believe will evolve for 25 or more years, has a gorgeous nose of violets, black currants, licorice, camphor, and a hint of graphite. Layered, rich, and full-bodied, the wine has an opaque purple color as well as wonderful purity and balance. It could be considered the wine world’s version of haute couture at a top address in Paris. It’s a beauty, perfectly balanced and as flawless and seamless as a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa can be.” Robert Parker

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Spottswoode Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006