2000 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Spottswoode Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • stockshooter Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 14, 2018 - After reading some notes on this wine and vintage, I wasn't sure whether or not to open this up on Valentine's day, Feb. 14th ?

    Thankfully I did ... an Awesome bottle of wine !!!

    On opening, the cork was full of dark fruits and berries ... a great sign !

    Decanted about 1hr and drank over the next 3hrs+ .. it really started to shine after about 1hr into the decant.

    A bit of sediment on the bottle edge as one would suspect.

    At the start, maybe a bit astringent but that went away after about 30 mins.

    After 2 hrs in, although the nose was still a bit muted, a good amount of fresh dark berries, herbs, spice and almost a 'forest' floor, maybe even some cedar notes come through.

    Just a great bottle overall .. not sure of the other comments, but I sure wish I had more of this one.

    An exceptional bottle in maybe not such a great year ? Definetely a treat to drink !!!

    Paired with roasted rack of lamb & mashed potatoes.

    An easy 94+ !!!

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1 Comment

  • tomoem commented:

    3/1/18, 7:25 PM - Really thorough note on the 00' Spottswoode. Well written

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