DescriptionSpottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
"The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a 4,300-case blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc according to winemaker Rosemary Cakebread. A blue/purple color accompanies a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks intermixed with blueberries and black currants as well as subtle touches of toasty oak and white chocolate. A classic example of power allied with elegance, it possesses undeniable finesse yet tremendous flavor intensity without being heavy. This beauty is one of the most provocative and intense efforts of the vintage, yet it is strikingly delicate for its concentrated personality. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 14-15." (95pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #150 Dec 2003)
"This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, from one of Napa’s prestigious sites on the valley floor tucked behind the town of St. Helena, has a dense blue/purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of spring flowers intermixed with raspberry jam, blueberries and black currants. Some licorice and subtle oak are followed by a quintessentially elegant yet substantial wine with sweet tannins, medium to full body and a seamless texture." (95 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #195, June 2011)
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