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2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8020494 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $220
Item Sold Amount Date
I8044742 2 $220 Dec 26, 2021
I8027197 1 $220 Dec 12, 2021
I8012827 3 $220 Nov 28, 2021
I7992126 1 $241 Nov 7, 2021
I7992126 3 $231 Nov 7, 2021
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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...boasts stunning depth & sheer power. Black currants, pencil shavings, mocha, incense & melted road tar all woven together gracefully in this powerful, opulent wine... serious density & sheer power to burn. A brooding, muscular finish...

97Vinous / IWC

Another super-impressive effort... Today the 2009 is a touch less vibrant than the 2010, but more overt and voluptuous... The 2009 is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

96Wine Spectator

Beautifully crafted and marked by a distinctively complex, subtle mix of dried herb, baking spices and floral scents, with a tight core of currant and blackberry. Finishes with a surge of flavors that build and expand.

#80 of 2012Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Spottswoode

Spottswoode Vineyard & Winery was founded 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, Jack Novak. The couple produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982. Located on a historic 19th century estate which still includes picturesque Victorian buildings, Spottswoode owns 35 acres of vineyards planted primarily in Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Spottswoode’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery’s premier wine, and it earns accolades from reviewers and collectors. The winery is still owned and operated by the Novak family. About 5,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley are produced each year.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

St. Helena AVA is at the northern end of Napa Valley just north of Rutherford and south of Calistoga. It is a relatively warm climate thanks to the Mayacamas Mountains on its western edge, which protect it from Pacific Ocean fog. Out of the 9,000 acres in the appellation, some 1,500 are under vine. The principal grapes grown in St. Helena are the Bordeaux grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. St. Helena is considered prime wine producing territory, and it was one of the first important wine producing regions in northern California. The legendary Charles Krug founded his winery just north of the town of St. Helena in 1873, and today the appellation is home to many prestigious producers, including Abreu, Grace Family and Spottswoode.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.