Red

2013 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2020 - 2043 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 18, 2020 - Decanted for 5 hours, but wasn’t enough as this needs another 10 years. The decanting however did help this a lot and is very enjoyable with proper wide-based decant time. Intense black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis, five spice, loads of cinnamon and clove, some background vanilla and tobacco, full body, great balance with a finish of a wall of high tannins. Like Jeb said, this is a classic example of Napa Cabernet. Great wine, but I don’t see this as “perfect”.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Bappert Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 29, 2020 - Special occasion wine. I let it decant for 2+ hours. Great first impression with the look and smell before my first taste. Medium body and defineltly cherry. This wil only get better over time and i am glad i have a few more in my cellar.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • doug374 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 28, 2020 - Sampled in a tasting with other Napa's: Corison, Rudd, Cardinale Chappellet and Favia. All top notch and no disappointments. Spotteswoode is aging well with a great core of fruit and notable tannin. A little more time in the bottle would be appropriate but no disappointment drinking now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • tomoem Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 16, 2020 - BlackBerry aromas but mild at that. On the palette the wine is creamy and mouth coating. Immediate notes are black cherry, some cassis and very present acidic backbone. Mid pallete continues strong acidity and a spice laden finish. A little out of balance. Nonetheless a respectable showing. I expected more. Letting last bottle sit for another year.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • jmprusko Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 3, 2020 - Big, powerful, carmel and oak.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    9/30/2019 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    6/15/2017 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    10/20/2016 (link)

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  • By Elaine Chukan Brown
    6/13/2016 (link)

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Vinous

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

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Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    The 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 98-109, 5/30/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By William Kelley
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spottswoode
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena
  • UPC Codes 451645597507, 626990059752, 8001495700118, 873922000072

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,968 (87%)
  • Consumed 861 (13%)

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