1996 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 1999
Delicious sporting an elegant array of plum black cherry currant herb and olive notes. Ripe smooth and polished flowing across the palate to a rich finish that lingers on and on...
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1999
Bright ruby-red. Lively aromas of boysenberry cassis bitter chocolate violet and mint. Juicy firm and bright for the vintage with none of the roasted character shown by so many '96 cabernets. Alluring sweetness in the... Bright ruby-red. Lively aromas of boysenberry cassis bitter chocolate violet and mint. Juicy firm and bright for the vintage with none of the roasted character shown by so many '96 cabernets. Alluring sweetness in the middle palate. Finishes with firm but graceful tannins.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
90+ The last of the Pam Starr vintages, with production now dropping to just over 4,000 cases from the high of 5,800 in 1991, the 1996 is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. A hot year, again, with... 90+ The last of the Pam Starr vintages, with production now dropping to just over 4,000 cases from the high of 5,800 in 1991, the 1996 is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. A hot year, again, with plenty of heat spikes, produced a more one-dimensional style of Spottswoode, but with a dense ruby/purple color. Notes of black and red currants, earth, menthol and cedar. The wine is medium to full-bodied, big, dense, slightly rustic, but ripe and chewy. I doubt it will develop much charm and finesse, as the great vintages do, but it is certainly solid, mouthfilling and savory. Drink it over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1996