2018 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 100RP View full size

2018 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 100RP

2018 SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ~ 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot ~ 14.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

100RP / 100JD / 99AG / 96WS

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Spottswoode Estate
Aron Weinkauf
Napa Valley (California)

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"Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode explodes from the glass with bombastic notes of crushed blackcurrants, fresh blackberries and wild blueberries with hints of cardamom, lilacs, incense and fragrant earth, leading into wafts of pencil shavings and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, elegant and yet so, so intense, it has layers of bright crunchy fruit and mineral sparks galore, framed by exquisitely ripe, finely pixelated tannins, finishing very long and energetic. Wowsers."

100 Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #November 2020, Week 1 | 5 November 2020


"One of the wines of the vintage, as well as a legendary Napa Cabernet that will compete with anything out there, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a deep purple hue as well as extraordinary notes of pure crème de cassis and blackberry-scented fruits intermixed with lots tobacco leaf, lead pencil, spice, and hints of flowers. Reminding me of the 2016 with its purity as well as its balance, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless texture, and a blockbuster of a finish. Based on 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot, this is a wine you don’t want to miss! It’s going to take 7-8 years to hit its early drinking plateau and cruise for 30-40 years in cold cellars."

100 Points | Jeb Dunnuck | | 28 January 2021


"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon soars out of the glass with stunning intensity. A powerful, regal wine, the 2018 possesses off the charts richness and layers of flavor that build into a dizzying crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures. Bittersweet chocolate, mocha, spice and licorice accents are laced into a core of dark red cherry and plum fruit. The 2018 is a magical wine. That’s all there is to it."

99 Points | Antonio Galloni | Vinous | 4 March 2021


"Very pure, with a piercing edge to its racy cassis, plum and blackberry coulis flavors, this moves along authoritatively while staying relatively light on its feet, with violet, savory and iron threads lining the mouthwatering finish. Beautifully rendered wine that should age gracefully. Best from 2022 through 2040."

96 Points | James Molesworth | Wine Spectator | 4 August 2021

  • Drink: 2023 - 2060
  • Production: 48.360 bottles (4.030 cases)
  • Treatment: 20 months in French oak (65% new)