Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
$189.95

SKU 6047

750ml

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This wine exudes power and elegance. Dense and focused with primary, bright, youthful, fresh characters. Plenty of ripe blue and red fruit accompanied by notes of mocha, carob, butterscotch, and toast. Hints of dried herb and rose petal. Long, clean, and fresh, its strong acid backbone is a hallmark of what will be another long-lived, collectible wine. Discernable tannins that are youthful yet lengthy complement the underlying intense fruit. Great texture! All the promise you like to find in a young wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Spottswoode
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, peppered salami and fertile loam over a core of blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly with touches of kirsch and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated yet still maintaining that wonderful purity and elegance that is the signature of this estate, it has layer upon layer of earthy nuances and a very long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastNuanced, with 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this is a quietly powerful wine, smooth and structured and immediate in its beauty, yet possessed of legs to cellar for 20-plus years. Crushed flowers and rocks open on the nose, providing a clutch of minerality, as grippy tannins support red currant, plum and a freshness of persistent acidity. Try to wait on this one. Best 2024-2034.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2018
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Wine SpectatorWell-centered and flavorful, with a tangy mix of dark berry and cedar notes. The better of two bottles tasted. Drink now through 2030. 4,500 cases made.

James Laube, 2017