Spottswoode  Cabernet Sauvignon  2006

Wine Spectator 93
Wine Enthusiast 97
Wine Advocate 96
Steven Tanzer 93
Category Reds
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon , Cabernet Franc
Region United States , California , St Helena
Producer Spottswoode
On Sale $119.99
Spottswoode Tasting Notes  
Ripe, expressive, plummy fruit with hints of raspberry, ripe dark cherries, dried blueberries and licorice?all trademark flavors of the Spottswoode Vineyard?expands on the palate to toasty oak notes, dark and seductive, with sweet creamy caramel culminating into a beautiful, long finish. The tannin is supple, suave and charming, making the wine wonderful now while promising a long life ahead!
Wine Spectator  
Drying herb, mineral and graphite join grilled meat and dried currant in this taut, tannic, structured and backward youngster. Firmly tannic and chewy, very concentrated and tightly wound. Best from 2011 through 2018. 2,743 cases made. —James Laube, 93 points
Wine Advocate  
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, which has taken on much greater complexity and intensity since I tasted it right after bottling, is largely all Cabernet Sauvignon with just a small amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend. The owner's daughter, Beth Novak, and her assistants, Rosemary Cakebread and Jennifer Williams, made an intelligent decision in bottling this wine later than normal to resolve some of the tannin issues, and they have certainly succeeded. This wine, which I believe will evolve for 25 or more years, has a gorgeous nose of violets, black currants, licorice, camphor, and a hint of graphite. Layered, rich, and full-bodied, the wine has an opaque purple color as well as wonderful purity and balance. It could be considered the wine world's version of haute couture at a top address in Paris. It's a beauty, perfectly balanced and as flawless and seamless as a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa can be. Drink it over the next 25 years. —Robert Parker, 96 points

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