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2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8564960 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
rogsh 1 $230 $230
2 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8625478 1 $230 Jan 8, 2023
I8578613 1 $230 Dec 11, 2022
I8564960 1 $230 Dec 4, 2022
I8547010 1 $230 Nov 27, 2022
I8522672 1 $210 Nov 13, 2022
I8491833 1 $210 Oct 23, 2022
I8462657 1 $230 Oct 2, 2022
I8461280 1 $220 Oct 2, 2022
I8455522 2 $220 Sep 25, 2022
I8452396 1 $220 Sep 25, 2022
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RATINGS

100The Wine Advocate

… tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background... Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers...

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.