Red

2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2023 - 2045 (Edit)
CT96.4 39 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 10, 2021 - Two hour decant. Very deep magenta color. Browned vanilla cream cheese, blackberry, cherries jubilee, almond paste, and subtle graphite on the rich, decadent nose. Smooth, tongue drying palate, with soft, but persistent acidity. Firm, full, lower intensity tannins on the long finish.

    This is certainly an easy drinker, but not a value at this price point. It’s so over the top that it comes across as being manipulated. It could also use more complexity. I enjoyed this, but won’t be buying more. I get very critical when paying more than $200/bottle.

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  • msf6msf6 Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 3, 2021 - Needs 30 minutes to open up but then is very good, especially with steak. Not the 100 point wine given by all the critics but pretty darn solid, would definitely drink again. $200 is a little pricey but not by much.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Montesquieu Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 15, 2020 - With 30 bottles, I felt compelled to try a first one now. First sniff and taste after PnP were very positive. Big, fresh blueberry flavors dominated. We then decanted and enjoyed over 2.5 hours. This is a very good wine now that, I believe, will become even better with time.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • wineotim wrote: 92 points

    October 6, 2020 - I don't see the hype. Where's the density, concentration, and dryness like the old days/vintages of this wine? There's high toned and intense primary fruit, but that's about it for me. No layered fruit, no precision. I gave this days to evolve and impress but it failed.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 96 points

    September 26, 2020 - For old times sake: Red and dark berries in the bouquet plus a pleasant touch of vanilla. On the palate still a bit lactic, Juicy acidity, beautiful touch of sweetness. Complex, beautiful and juicy wine. Probably wise to wait another decade.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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, 451855447500

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 55 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,097 (91%)
  • Consumed 531 (8%)

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Community Recommendations

but really great on its own, red meat, Rib eye steak and hummous, WA100

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