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2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

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December 5, 2021 - $220

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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.

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.