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2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 100RP View full size

2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 100RP

2016 SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ~ 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot ~ 14.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

100RP / 100JD / 96WS / 96AG

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Spottswoode Estate
Aron Weinkauf
Napa Valley (California)

6 bottles in stock

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"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note. Wow!"

100 Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #Mid October | 29 October 2018


"A perfect wine is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend from this incredible estate. Sporting a deep purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of ultra-pure creme de cassis, blueberries, camphor, scorched earth, and licorice, with subtle background oak, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, deep, powerful texture that carries sweet tannins and blockbuster length. With a stacked mid-palate, straight-up awesome purity of fruit, and a huge finish, it's as classic and brilliant as it gets. Reminding me of the 2013 with its pure yet backward style, give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will keep for 3-4 decades. Hats off to the team at Spottswoode for this legend in the making! 2023-2058."

100 Points | Jeb Dunnuck | | January 2019


"Beautifully rendered, with a focused beam of gently mulled red and black currant fruit that glides through atop a subtle but persistent loamy structure. Light tea and alder notes fill in throughout, ending with a wave of fruit that is alluringly lined with latent mineral tension. Best from 2021 through 2040. 4,030 cases made."

96 Points | James Molesworth | Wine Spectator | September 2019


"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, plush and silky, like the 2012, but with a little more of everything. Dark cherry, plum, licorice, leather and espresso are all nicely lifted by the natural freshness of the year. At present, the 2016 is a bit shy, but it undoubtedly has a very bright future. Floral, perfumed notes add the closing shades of nuance. Spottswoode's Cabernet is quite gracious in 2016, not to mention incredibly delicious."

96 Points | Antonio Galloni | Vinous | December 2018

  • Drink: 2022 - 2060
  • Production: 48.360 bottles (4.030 cases)
  • Treatment: 20 months in French oak (60% new)