Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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The 2011 Cabernet is captivating-beautifully capturing the essence of the Spottswoode Estate vineyard in this cooler-than-normal vintage. Our winemaker's descriptors include, "ripe black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, dark chocolate, juicy ripeness with a hint of dried sage, graphite, concentrated black tea, ripe cranberry, and bay leaf." The fruit characters are dynamic and vivacious, sharing layers of minerality, floralness, spices and herbs. Where some vintages get their strength from pure muscle and brawn, the 2011 draws its strength from its core and its finesse-much the same way a yogi exhibits strength and balance versus a weightlifter's brute heft.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation St Helena
Brand Spottswoode
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Wine AdvocateA surprisingly strong effort, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits hints of black olives and tapenade as well as copious notes of creme de cassis, licorice and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and atypically concentrated for a 2011, this is another tour de force from Spottswoode that boasts beautiful fruit and a long finish. It should drink well for 8-12 years. Kudos to the Novack family!

Robert Parker, October 2013