Red

2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2017 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • Charlie C Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 17, 2019 - Just a beautiful wine. Sweet red fruit on the lovely nose, currants. Bright, plush fruit but not flabby at all on the palate, Cherries, currants, bit of semi-sweet chocolate. Firm, polished tannins, bright acidity, beautiful balance. Long finish of lovely red fruits and a bit of pepper. As good as it is now, it will only get better over the next 5 to 10 years, developing additional secondary flavors. Pat and I were reaching for another pour when we sadly realized the bottle was empty. Great wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    June 1, 2019 - This bottle was much better than the one a year ago. As a Pinot/Burgundy leaning drinker I found this really to be delicious. Served with grilled ribeye. The nose is classic Spottswoode. Beautiful dark fruit, a bit of spice and tobacco, violet, and a whiff of fresh plowed earth. The palate is remarkably balanced and while it is no doubt a big Cabernet it is fully in the finessed zone of this grape and just flows. I get none of the oak I had a year ago and while still minimal secondary development it is excellent right now. Hard to believe this change is one more year of age but the cork had a perfect seal and the storage has been the same since purchase at the winery. Based on this experience should drink well now and for 20 more years

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • rashcar Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 25, 2019 - Super slow athletic legs in the glass which means that it a great structure and texture. Slow oxed for two hours and decanted for two hours which was not enough. It got better in the last glass. Nose of dark fruit and earthiness. Grips and coats your mouth for 30 seconds. Better with a long decant like 5 hours.

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

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    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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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (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 3,566 (78%)
  • Consumed 1,027 (22%)

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