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2015 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8231744 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $215
Item Sold Amount Date
I8263751 1 $205 Jun 12, 2022
I8263400 2 $215 Jun 12, 2022
I8222392 1 $215 May 15, 2022
I8221457 6 $215 May 15, 2022
I8192246 1 $225 Apr 24, 2022
I8164404 1 $235 Apr 3, 2022
I8140414 2 $235 Mar 20, 2022
I8127424 2 $235 Mar 6, 2022
I8127304 4 $246 Mar 6, 2022
I8127304 6 $236 Mar 6, 2022
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RATINGS

100The Wine Advocate

.. beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice... The medium to full-bodied palate features the most amazing intensity of perfumed red, black and blue fruit flavors... finishing with epic length and depth. Truly stunning.

99Jeb Dunnuck

...knocks it out of the park with its huge nose of crème de cassis, plums, Asian spices, scorched earth, tobacco leaf and graphite. This flows to a full-bodied, opulent, incredibly concentrated wine reminiscent of the 2013 on steroids...

95Wine Spectator

Features a gorgeous core of dark plum, blackberry and fig compote flavors that meld wonderfully with subtle anise, roasted apple wood and briar notes.

95Vinous / IWC

...offers tremendous fruit density in an exotic style...

95James Suckling

Glorious aromas of blackcurrant, sage and blackberry. Stone undertones. Full body, round and silky with a focused and bright finish of dark berry and mint.

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.