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2014 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8463899 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $145
Item Sold Amount Date
I8534775 1 $135 Nov 20, 2022
I8522674 2 $135 Nov 13, 2022
I8481138 2 $140 Oct 16, 2022
I8452338 1 $145 Sep 25, 2022
I8440562 1 $145 Sep 18, 2022
I8419607 1 $145 Sep 4, 2022
I8407879 1 $145 Aug 28, 2022
I8399604 1 $145 Aug 21, 2022
I8396756 2 $145 Aug 21, 2022
I8385321 2 $145 Aug 14, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offers up notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants, some baking spice and graphite. It is full-bodied, concentrated and rich, with layers of fruit.

96Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, plum, graphite, spice and menthol are some of the signatures. Intensely mineral and savory...

95Jeb Dunnuck

...elegant, yet powerful... classic Cabernet notes of crème de cassis, violets, hints of tobacco leaf, bouquet garni, and a beautiful minerality that develops as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, concentrated, and impeccably balanced...

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.