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#390326 - 08-19-2019 05:38:30 TN: 2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Charlie Chadwick Online   content
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Registered: 12-15-2000 08:00:00
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Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Just a beautiful wine. Hate on Napa Cab all you want (and there are a lot of cookie cutter cabs out there that deserve the hate), when a wine like this hits, it is a revelation. Sweet red fruit on the lovely nose, currants. Bright, plush fruit but not flabby at all on the palate, Cherries, currants, bit of semi-sweet chocolate. Firm, polished tannins, bright acidity, beautiful balance. Long finish of lovely red fruits and a bit of pepper. As good as it is now, it will only get better over the next 5 to 10 years, developing additional secondary flavors. Pat and I were reaching for another pour when we sadly realized the bottle was empty. Great wine. "A+"

Charlie

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#390344 - 08-21-2019 13:10:18 Re: Spottswoode [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
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Wow! There's a name we don't hear about much these days. I used to come across their wines but haven't seen any for a long while. Thanks for the TN.
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#390346 - 08-22-2019 07:07:00 Re: Spottswoode [Re: BEB]
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Registered: 12-13-2000 08:00:00
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Their Sauvignon Blanc is also excellent.

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#390348 - 08-22-2019 14:51:34 Re: Spottswoode [Re: Bob Davis]
Charlie Chadwick Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
Their Sauvignon Blanc is also excellent.


I agree that their Sauv Blanc is excellent, but it has become a bit pricey for what it is. The Cab ain't cheap, but it is one the few that is worth the tariff.

Charlie

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