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2013 Spottswoode Cabernet St. Helena Family Estate Grown (750ml)

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Additional Information

Vintage 2013
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: 7 items In stock

Price: $225.00

Special Price: $215.00

SKU: #13spotswodcab

Price: $225.00

Special Price: $215.00

Reviews

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    • 99

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Yields continued to increase in 2013, with just over 4,000 cases of wine from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. This is another killer effort from Spottswoode. Inky bluish purple to the rim, it has hints of violets intermixed with sweet foresty notes, blackcurrants, chocolate and a touch of subtle smoke and earth. It is dense, with higher acidity and more noticeable structure than the 2012, but is as concentrated, dense and promising. Some patience is warranted in 2013, and I would suggest waiting another 5-6 years before pulling the cork on one. It is a 50-year wine at the very minimum and a great classic.
    • WE
    • 98

    Wine Enthusiast

    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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