Red

2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • jgreco wrote: 95 points

    March 12, 2019 - Spottswoode is a true first growth of California. The 2009 is in a great spot today. The fruit is not as dense as the 2008, but it is still evocative of the Spottswoode style with its rich concentrated fruit.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • tomoem Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 14, 2019 - Valentines dinner with 3 other couples. A wonderful wine tonight. Aromas with floral notes and lavendar. On the palette the wine starts with blueberry fruit and then morphs to add smokey dark cherry and then tobacco leaf. The wine is deep dark colored with a long finish with resolved tannins.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (4)
  • Marsman Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 14, 2019 - One hour decant, which was just right. Dark ruby color in the glass. Full bodied, perfectly balanced with very well integrated tannins, dark fruits and just a tinge of oak. Great mouthfeel, and long finish. Just a superb Napa cab. This wine is only two years into its CT drink window but tastes near its peak in my humble opinion. I'll wait a year between my remaining two bottles just to sample how it evolves, but no reason to hold back if you ask me. Very drinkable now. Easily a 95.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • emoyzes wrote: 93 points

    February 9, 2019 - 8 hour decant, prime drinking window. Tons of sediment, tannins integrated nicely; very feminine style.

    3 people found this helpful
  • rgcanada Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 26, 2019 - Enjoyed at the final night for Darren’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

    Spottswoode is consistently great, and the ‘09 is a prime example...subtle velvety tannins, superior depth on the nose and palate, and a great long finish. The 2009 is still plenty young, with so much life left, but is drinking incredibly well now with a brief decant.

    I’m thrilled that I have some left for the future, but I certainly didn’t feel bad about opening this bottle up.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (Jun 2016), 6/1/2016 (link)

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

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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, 8001495700118

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,630 (79%)
  • Consumed 943 (21%)

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