2018 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (86%); Cabernet Franc (9%); Petit Verdot (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 100 (JD)
"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."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 11/20