Red

2003 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • 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.

  • DRob Likes this wine:

    August 8, 2015 - Much more fruit than I expected, plummy and soft, very little tannin. Never a tannic monster, but less than anticipated.

  • DrakkarNoir wrote:

    May 31, 2015 - Too jammy and ripe for my liking. Nose of cassis syrup. Full bodied, with some grippy tannins remaining and bright acidity. Long finish, though quite sweet. 14.1% abv.

  • curtr Likes this wine:

    February 9, 2015 - Ready now, yet not the depth of some of the better years of this wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Superjack29 Likes this wine: (96 points)

    February 8, 2015 - Had this at the end of a night filled with vodka and IPA's. Wow, was this a nice change up. Only had a glass after I aerated the bottle into a Riedel small Cabernet decanter. I don't remember exactly what I was tasting but this vintage of Spottswoode continues to impress and get better every time I go back to it. I would love to find more. This is in a great spot right now even after a quick aeration and super short time in decanter. Drink up!!

    My score may be a little high because I love Spottswoode and was already pretty under the influence while tasting.

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

    (Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Spottswoode, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

    (Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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 2,029 (68%)
  • Consumed 925 (31%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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