Red

1991 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • vinojones wrote: 94 points

    December 24, 2019 - With all respect to the 2010 review of 1991 Napa cabs by JG my experience with this bottle has been totally different 9 yrs later.
    Cork pulled for 1 hr then poured. Color ruby edge to the rim no bricking; nose a little funky, red berries, brambles; a little simple, dried red fruits, med finish, later was very much like a 30yr Graves, complex tertiary herbaceous/ mineral notes; at 2+ hrs the wine woke up, dark chocolate on the nose, young red plum flavors and a smooth long finish, complex; very smooth long plummy finish. Tasted 15 yrs younger than it is, (based on my 40+ yrs of drinking Napa Cabs)

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  • Som-Geo Likes this wine: 97 points

    July 30, 2019 - Loved this from first earthy, smoky aroma to the gorgeous color to the beautiful balance and elegance of this wine. More please!!!!

  • Papies wrote: 91 points

    April 5, 2019 - This is either a slightly badly kept bottle or the wine is at its last legs. Definitely we feel with Spottswoode if the conditions of cellaring are not pristine it does not age as well as its peers.
    The wine felt like it lived an exuberant youth, ripe and rich and full and now with the fruit sort of turning its loosing its charm and elegance. Still on the healthy side and quite an enjoyable wine but nowhere near to the level this wine commanded we believe 5 years ago. 91 from us

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  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 25, 2018 - PnP. Very old school Napa, in the best way. I would guess low 13s, but not noted on the bottle. (One would think not possible, but we looked repeatedly.)

  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 22, 2017 - Decanted for 1/2 hr then back in the bottle, med. garnet with lighter edge, soft cherry, soft tannins, med. finish; very good but I suspect past prime (at least this bottle)

    Showed a little worse that evening, not bad or flawed, just older than stated age (deducted a point)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 1991 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 1991 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2010, Issue #25, The 1991 California Cabernets- Should There Be More Great Wines?

    (Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spottswoode
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 647 (50%)
  • Consumed 638 (50%)

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