2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%); Cabernet Franc (9%); Petit Verdot (6%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 100 (JD); 95 (JS)
"A perfect wine is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, 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!"
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 01/19