Red

2017 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2023 - 2040 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 14, 2021 - A very settle and approachable wine. light tannins. I would drink this within the next five years. Cheers

  • Vineyard Boy Likes this wine:

    May 14, 2021 - No rating yet, hold for a long time, 5-10 years

  • MountainwineFTW wrote: 98 points

    April 26, 2021 - Excellent wine. Had this wine at the estate (which was beautiful) place. The wine was tasted next to 2018. I prefer 2018 more. I would describe this vintage as more red-fruited with more delicious cherry, plums, roses, and medium oaking. It has a yogurty-vibe and I really like that but in the realm of red fruits.

    This wine has a lot of room to develop but this wine has everything going well! Bravo Spottswoode. I would cellar this sucker and come back in around 4 years for the baby fat to integrate.

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    November 22, 2020 - Alice’s Wine

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 30, 2020 - I had this blind alongside the 12 and 13 vintages. Wanted to get rid of any bias I might have against the 17 vintage. I had previously doubled decanted this bottle and it received about 4 hours or air before the first sip. The evolution from hour 4 to hour 7 was pretty amazing. Blind, it was more muted on the nose than the other two. Gorgeous deep purple in the glass, it displayed floral notes intermixed with lots of earthy notions, black fruit, menthol and tobacco. Not surprisingly, it tasted really young. There was good freshness but it was a bit austere and the mid palate had not developed while the fruit was still hiding behind tannins. It was pretty clear this was the 17. I felt it was the least interesting of the three wines, but still was very good with upside potential.

    Now fast forward a few hours and wow, the fruit really started to emerge, showing beautifully pure and ripe, with excellent concentration and youthful exuberance. The mid palate had filled in completely, and it was a totally different animal. Very expressive and easily one of the best 2017's I've had to date. In the end, this was just as good if not better than the other two vintages. As usual, Spottswoode made a great wine irrespective of the challenges of the growing season. This wine is always a winner.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spottswoode
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena
  • UPC Code 451645597507

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 103 (3%)
  • In Cellars 3,692 (93%)
  • Consumed 176 (4%)

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