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1998 Spottswoode Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley (in magnum)
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About Spottswoode Vineyard

Part of the old guard in Napa Valley, Spottswoode was established in the first wave of vine planting, back in 1882. Christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts in 1910, Spottswoode is now managed by Mary Novak and her two children, Beth and Lindy. Over the past two decades, Spottswoode has been one of the most consistent Cabernet producers of California, with a track record for graceful bottle aging.

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1998 Spottswoode Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley (in magnum)

Producer: Spottswoode Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2001

Good red-ruby. High-toned aromas of plum, currant, tobacco, chocolate and fresh herbs. Pliant and supple on entry, then a bit green toward the back end, with light but slightly drying tannins. This has good texture but could use more verve.

86 Points | Wine Spectator
88-90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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