Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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wa
88-90
ws
86
The 1998 release of Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode is another classic reflection of our estate vineyard. This wine is friendly and quite approachable with all of the aromas and flavors that are characteristic of Spottswoode - blueberry, blackberry, plum, cassis and molasses. With a bit of dried rose petal, bay leaf and plum on the finish, this wine is a delicious drink upon release. Compared with some of the bigger, more heavily structured vintages in the 90's, our 1998 is a bit more refined, fruit driven and showy in its youth.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Spottswoode
  • wa88-90

Wine AdvocateThe 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits lots of blueberry fruit, in addition to an attractive, elegant, medium-bodied style. It is a successful wine for the vintage. It should be uncommonly precocious, forward, and delicious when released. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014.

Robert Parker, January 2000
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorDecidedly herbal, with moderately ripe currant, earth, sage and wild berry flavors, too.

James Laube, October 31, 2001