Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 0,75
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is just as beautiful as it has always been. Silky, perfumed and impeccably balanced, the 2011 is all about finesse. Sweet red cherries, plums, cloves and new leather all flow through to the expressive finish. Given the wine's mid-weight structure, it is best enjoyed over the next dozen of years or so. This is one of the unqualified successes of the year. Dollops of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc round out the blend.
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 0,75
Robert Parker 99
With the lowest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in of any of the wines from this vertical, the 2012 final blend was 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Production across the board in 2012 was high, and reflected in the 3,977 cases made at Spottswoode. This is a dramatic, flamboyant, modern-day version of the 2002. Dramatic blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, along with camphor, charcoal, white flowers and foresty notes all emerge from the impressive aromatics that soar from the glass. The intense, explosively rich, full-bodied palate is layered with beautiful purity, stunningly sweet, silky tannins and terrific presence and complexity. This is a gorgeous wine on a relatively fast evolutionary track, I suspect, but certainly it has 30 years of upside left.
Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 0,75
Galloni 92PBold, intense and racy, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndernhurst wraps around the palate with supple fruit, expressive aromatics and a silky, inviting finish that gives the wine so much of its immediacy and pure appeal. The style is round and succulent to the core; in other words classic 2012. Dark red stone fruits, spices, new leather and mint meld into the generous finish in this pretty Cabernet from Spottswoode.
Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2014 0,75
Our Sauvignon Blanc is quintessentially Californian, with a beautiful ripeness balanced with wonderful structure and acidity. Grapes from a handful of carefully selected vineyards join our Spottswoode Estate fruit in the composition of this wine. A combination of small, stainless barrels, French oak, and concrete, egg-shaped cuves are utilized in fermentation. This technique results in a complex, rich, and vibrant wine that stands well on its own, pairs beautifully with food, and is further enhanced with a bit of cellaring.An inviting, expressive nose of white peach, tangerine peel, and guava, with orange blossoms and a wisp of gardenia, gives way to a mouth-filling and round palate of beautifully ripe pears and tangerine cream. Smooth and rich, exhibiting wonderful structure and balance. Compelling and exciting—makes us long for the warm spring and summer days that are forthcoming!
Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2015 0,75
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and finely sculpted, with an attractive range of citrus, mint and white flower notes. Ordinarily I would suggest drinking the Sauvignon Blanc over the next few years, but I tasted a bottle of the 2011 on my recent visit, and was still in fine shape.