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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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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
Bright medium ruby. Black raspberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate and sexy soil tones on the nose. Densely packed, layered and deep, with a restrained sweetness and good acid nerve to the dark berry and mineral flavors. Spreads out nicely on the back, finishing with a medicinal reserve that gives grip to the firmly tannic, slightly dry-edged finish. Showing just a whiff of this cabernet's characteristic floral quality today.