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1990 Spottswoode Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Napa Valley
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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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1990 Spottswoode Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Napa Valley

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

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90 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
93 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Living well in middle age
07/14/2000
by dtpoulos
Being a fan of Spottswoode's Cabs, it's not surprising that the 1990 was tasting well in the Summer of 2000. Deep black cherry tones, silky mouth feel, tons of length. This wine was on it's maturity plateau, but will definitely stay there for another 5 years - will it improve? I don't know. The only thing keeping this wine from 5 stars was a less than impressive nose.
bad corks, too old - a waste of good money
02/02/2007
by cabernet10622109
Two of the three I bought (at $119 each) were bad. A total waste, not even worthy to cook with, Icckk. A huge dissappointment after the hype of sales staff encouraging me to purchase.

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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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