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label Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2013 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The year 2013 has produced wines of amazing depth and concentration and is eagerly anticipated as another “noteworthy” vintage. Though we had a later-than-normal bud break, sunny warm weather contributed to healthy flowering and beautiful fruit set in the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard. While the berry numbers per cluster were high, the lack of water in this dry year restrained the plants, making canopy growth less vigorous and keeping the berries small and very concentrated. The growing season brought some small rain events at just the right times, allowing our fruit to ripen beautifully.

In September, the estate grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition with tremendous flavors and exceptional overall quality—we knew from the start that it was going to be a phenomenal vintage. Our Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful reflection of this vintage and of our exceptional 40-acre estate vineyard.

Winemaker Notes: Opaque deep purple. Packed. Lifted and perfumey. Voluptuous, with a great deal of youthful intensity, demonstrating primary blue and black fruit characters. An enticing potpourri of bakery aromas—chocolate-covered cherries, caramel, spice, coffee bean, boysenberry cream, black cherry, vanilla, crème brûlée, with hints of bay leaf and tobacco, and wonderful underlying minerality. Amazing balance, long finish, structured tannins. Built for aging. We are very excited about this highly anticipated vintage!!

Fact Sheet
  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Spottswoode Estate Vineyard
    Organically farmed since 1985
  • APPELLATION
    St. Helena, Napa Valley
  • OAK PROFILE
    Aged 20 months
    French oak barrels (new 60%)
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    Cabernet Sauvignon 88%
    Cabernet Franc 8%
    Petit Verdot 4%
  • RELEASE DATE
    September 1, 2016
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    4,079 cases of 750 ml
    300 cases of magnums
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $185 per 750 ml bottle
    $395 per magnum
Fact Sheet
“If Château Margaux were in Napa Valley, it would be Spottswoode.”

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

label Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
“If Château Margaux were in Napa Valley, it would be Spottswoode.”

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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