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2012 Spottswoode Cabernet St. Helena Family Estate Grown (750ml)

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Additional Information

Vintage 2012
Winery Spottswoode
Varietal Cabernet
Designation St. Helena Family Estate Grown
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region Napa Valley
Subregion St. Helena

Availability: 19 items In stock

Price: $200.00

Special Price: $165.99

SKU: #12spotts

Price: $200.00

Special Price: $165.99

Reviews

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    James Suckling

    Incredible blueberries, blackberries, black walnuts, minerals, black licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, very tight and structured with hints of hazlenuts, fine chocolate and hints of minerals and spices. A solid and classic-styled Napa Valley cab. Layered and very fine.
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    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The opaque purple-hued 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a glorious bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, a Pauillac-like lead pencil note, and background new oak. The overall impression is one of restraint combined with richness. This full-bodied effort possesses good acidity and ripe tannin. It has been crafted for the long-term. The hallmarks of great Spottswoode wines are their purity and elegance combined with serious power. The 2012 has that in abundance. This youthful, reserved Cabernet will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring, and will keep for two decades or more.
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    Antonio Galloni, Vinous

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as surprisingly medium in body and not as explosive as I had expected, perhaps a reflection of its recent bottling. Today the 2012 shows the more suave, silky side of the year, with considerable early appeal and pure radiance, butt less in the way of structure. Hints of mocha, spices and crushed flowers add nuance on the finish. All things considered, today the 2012 performs in line with the vintage, but does not appear to be the overachiever it has been in recent years.

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