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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.
92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(I tasted Spottswoode's Lot 18, which will make up the heart of the blend; picked before the October rains): Good bright ruby. Black cherry and floral flavors dominate on the nose and palate. Glyceral, sweet and surprisingly full for this cool year, with an attractive high-toned quality. Turns a bit more clenched on the back end, where the tannins build. Excellent potential here but dominated by its structure today.