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2006 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8385308 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $160
Item Sold Amount Date
I8396746 3 $160 Aug 21, 2022
I8335283 6 $170 Jul 24, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...flowery with terrific fruit intensity and classic Spottswoode elegance and purity...plenty of breadth, depth and richness.

95James Suckling

Lots of tobacco, fresh mushroom and wet earth on the nose that turns to dark fruits such as mulberries and raspberries. Full bodied, with a wonderful density of fruit. Round and velvety tannins giving this a beautiful balance.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...mid-weight, charming, elegant wine...wonderful red and black currant fruits, notes of spice, sandalwood, and dried earth, medium to full body, and silky, polished tannins...wonderfully complex, endearing, classy wine...

92Wine Spectator

Drying herb, mineral and graphite join grilled meat and dried currant in this taut, tannic, structured and backward youngster. Firmly tannic and chewy, very concentrated and tightly wound.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

Blueberry, boysenberry, violet, pepper, licorice and dark chocolate, plus a suggestion of leathery brett, on the captivating nose...flavors of dark berries, violet and leather...finishes very firm and spicy, with serious, rather clenched tannins saturating the front teeth and incisors. Fruity up front...then very savory on the back.

18Jancis Robinson

Fresh and vibrant. Such lift and refreshment. Seductive...racy and delicate... Beautiful texture.

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.