Red

2002 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Spottswoode Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 117

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 25, 2020 - Hour decant. Wonderful black cherry dominant but also blackberry, hints of red fruit, sweet Oak and touch of Eucalyptus in background. Very smooth. No sediment to speak of.

  • tbabes wrote: 99 points

    November 27, 2019 - The fill was into the neck and the cork was pristine; opened about an hour before dinner and consumed over the the course of the evening. A very deep garnet core, with no signs of amber. A classic and stunning bouquet, offering up intoxicating scents of cassis, dried blackberries, roasted fennel, black truffle; hints of cigar box. Medium bodied, with a silky texture, amazing depth and an incredible sense of expansiveness; layers and layers of flavor! A long and savory finish. For me, this is intellectually stimulating and hedonistically pleasing; the very best of both worlds!

  • peternelson wrote: 93 points

    December 13, 2018 - Earthy, dark leather, underbrush serious cab, still in its youth, structured, cigar tobacco, feeling quite youthful. Miro Dirty Dozen

  • night train Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 8, 2018 - WOTN at a party with 20 or 30 other, mostly good wines. PnP. Pleasant at first, but terrific an hour later. Someday I'll learn that these wines need A LOT of time, because this one seems to just now be hitting its stride. Great nose - mostly currants. Currants on the palate, along with hints of forest floor and various herbs. Medium body, but quite rich with a killer finish. Yowza!

  • DougLee wrote: 93 points

    November 11, 2018 - Popped and poured. Darker garnet. Quiet nose at first which later opened up to reveal scents of red and dark currant, bits of cedar, dense plum pit, earth, and lilac. Powerful but very elegantly presented black currant fruit cut with earth and schist on the palate. Moderate acidity and firm tannin leading to a long finish of dense plum fruit and sweet grip. Excellent balance and integration of elements even at this stage. Very early in its evolution but destined for great things.

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

    (Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By William Kelley
    Spottswoode Vertical, 11/1/2015 (link)

    (Spottswoode, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, St Helena, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/20/2006 (link)

    (Spottswoode, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spottswoode
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard Spottswoode Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 8001495700118, 873922000072

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,391 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,369 (36%)

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