Red

2013 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2020 - 2044 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • dclaggett Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 5, 2019 - Tightly coiled, hints at the pleasure to come but hard to discern much beyond monolithic wall of fruit right now. Shut down? Third bottle I’ve had, tremendous effort.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Genghis88 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 29, 2018 - Thanks Rob

    Dark purple, full bodied.
    Faint nose, dark berries, black fruit
    Dry, lots of acidity, tobacco and leather, black tea, long finish
    Excellent structure in this wine.

    A very young sophisticated wine that will age well.

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 22, 2018 - Very young, I'll wait a minimum of 6-8 years before opening another bottle. Nevertheless, this clearly has great potential. There's so much going on in your nose and mouth. Blueberries, blackberries, black cherries, plums, black currants, licorice, chocolate, coffee, leather, and hints of floral in the nose. Flavor like the nose with rich black fruits, licorice, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, this is an elegant wine, very well balanced, complex, and a long lingering finish. Can't wait to try this after it has developed some more in the bottle!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • baxter67 Likes this wine: 98 points

    November 10, 2018 - Decanted 2 hours before tasting. For me Spottswoode is on a par with the Bordeaux Premier Grands Crus Classés, but distinctively Spottswoode. The closest comparison I would have is Chateau Margaux in a good year. The 2013 is young, in my view needing another four or five years to give of its best. The wine is I feel perfect in structure and balance with blackcurrant and violet in nose and palette, dense, but with precision and focus. Right now I get the intellectual satisfaction and some but not all of the emotional high I have had from previous vintages, in particular the 2010. A superb wine which I found myself thinking about for days afterwards. The perfect wine in five years?

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • R.Jos.Valent Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 18, 2018 - Wasn't quite sure what to expect with this young cab. 90 minute open air decant. Perfume of wild blackberries & cassis filled my small tasting room.
    Core of black fruits dominate mid-palate . Like most Spottswoode cab's it maintains a well structured balance of acids. This 2013 vintage has immense power/potential and could warrant 96-97 rating 5 years from now.

    Have 2 more I lay down until 2023 minimum. Very good now but patience will pay off with this wine. 94-95pts

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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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 33 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,671 (91%)
  • Consumed 501 (8%)

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