Red

2003 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • wine strategies Likes this wine:

    January 7, 2017 - In a good place now, not sure I'd wait much longer; sure will get different, though not sure it's going to get better. I liked this well enough, insofar as the purity is the key driver for me. But the overall build, it's not really something that gets me excited any longer. It was enjoyed by all, though to varying degrees, as I said. Not something I would seek out (unlike the vintages from the decade that preceded this).

    Aerated in decanter 90 minutes; served non-blind.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Sonoma Duck Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 17, 2016 - Perfect cork. Decanted for just 30 minutes. Medium ruby with black fruits and cedar. Drinking well right from the start. Fully mature but will keep for a few years.

  • Rezy13 Likes this wine:

    October 11, 2016 - Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Alpharetta, GA): Black core with thin crimson rim; Bordeaux like nose, slight weediness, Cabernet, red currants, plumper, oak, chocolate; creamy oak on the palate, blackberry, menthol, seamless, fleshy, fine tannin, higher alcohol, sexy mouthfeel, blueberry, plush; very good though I'd like a touch more integration of the oak.

  • Rezy13 wrote: flawed

    April 19, 2016 - Tuesday Night Blind Tasting $70+ (Roswell, GA): Corked

  • bdgale Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 17, 2016 - Opened up quite nicely after about an hour of decanting. I'm a Spottswoode fan and this reinforced my opinion.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (Jun 2016), 6/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/20/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spottswoode
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,057 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,015 (33%)

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