2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • CG 91
  • WS 90

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
98+ Production fell back to about 4,300 cases in 2001, which was a fabulous growing season in Napa Valley and from the get-go heralded as a profound vintage. Certainly Spottswoode hit all cylinders with its blend of 95%... 98+ Production fell back to about 4,300 cases in 2001, which was a fabulous growing season in Napa Valley and from the get-go heralded as a profound vintage. Certainly Spottswoode hit all cylinders with its blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and the first in a series of wines from them that eclipsed 14% alcohol (this one is 14.1%). Still dense purple to the rim, the wine is a young adolescent, with beautiful floral notes intermixed with deep crème de cassis, blackberry and blueberry Hints of licorice and graphite also present in this full-bodied, multilayered, magnificent and majestic Cabernet Sauvignon that is shaping up to be a great classic. There is at least 25-30 years of tasty longevity left in this large-scale Spottswoode that still seems to have a vague resemblance to Château Margaux. Bravo! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2005
Another fabulous ‘01 Napa Cab. This beauty maintains a pleasing balance between the sheer power of its well-ripened cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, and an earthy quality grounded in firm tannins and good acidity... Another fabulous ‘01 Napa Cab. This beauty maintains a pleasing balance between the sheer power of its well-ripened cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, and an earthy quality grounded in firm tannins and good acidity. Totally balanced, dry and harmonious, this Cab exudes elegance and style. Drink now through 2015.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of boysenberry, cassis, violet and sweet, chocolatey oak. Brighter and more sharply delineated than the 2002, with less obvious baby fat; offers a captivating combination of... Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of boysenberry, cassis, violet and sweet, chocolatey oak. Brighter and more sharply delineated than the 2002, with less obvious baby fat; offers a captivating combination of berry, spice and floral flavors. Very stylish, firmly tannic wine with the intensity and structure for 15 years or more of development in bottle.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2004
While is never as big or as blustery as the majority of high-ticket Cabernets have typically become, this well-defined wine gets it right as far as well-focused fruit is concerned and is never held hostage to ripeness... While is never as big or as blustery as the majority of high-ticket Cabernets have typically become, this well-defined wine gets it right as far as well-focused fruit is concerned and is never held hostage to ripeness. Medium-full-bodied and wonderfully supple in feel, the wine evokes a real sense of crafting from beginning to end, and its lasting finish is underpinned by finely fit tannins that will hold it together as its complexities grow over the next five or six years.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2004
This fleshy wine exhibits rich currant, game, herb and cedary notes. Well-focused, plush and complex, the flavors are elegant and graceful through the finish. Nonetheless, it leaves you hoping for a shade more depth and... This fleshy wine exhibits rich currant, game, herb and cedary notes. Well-focused, plush and complex, the flavors are elegant and graceful through the finish. Nonetheless, it leaves you hoping for a shade more depth and concentration. Best from 2005 through 2012. – JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2001