2004 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • ST 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
One has to go back to 1984 to find as tiny a crop for Spottswoode as the 2004. The extreme heat and subsequent early harvest caused some problems that year, but the quality was extremely high, although there wasn’t much... One has to go back to 1984 to find as tiny a crop for Spottswoode as the 2004. The extreme heat and subsequent early harvest caused some problems that year, but the quality was extremely high, although there wasn’t much of it – only 1,532 cases were made. The wine, a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc came in at 14.4% natural alcohol. The wine is spectacular and falls right into my observations when I did the 2004 Northern California retrospective several years ago. Only 30% of the crop was actually used in this extremely hot vintage. Loads of big, sweet, floral-infused blackberry and cassis fruit are present in this wine, which is multidimensional, has magnificent intensity, terrific unctuousness, in a very Château Margaux style, despite the conditions under which is was produced. There is an elegance and fragrance, yet power allied to full body that is striking. This wine, while on a relatively rapid evolutionary track, should hit its peak in another 3-5 years and last 20-25. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
Elegant and stylish with pure rich vibrant and focused black cherry and blackberry fruit that's supple and polished. The aromas capture the ripe berry fruit adding a pretty floral array and the tannins are firm yet... Elegant and stylish with pure rich vibrant and focused black cherry and blackberry fruit that's supple and polished. The aromas capture the ripe berry fruit adding a pretty floral array and the tannins are firm yet fine-grained. Long and persistent on the finish. One of the best from Spottswoode in recent memory. Best from 2008 through 2016. 1532 cases made
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2015
Good full medium ruby. Boysenberry, blackberry, violet, dark chocolate and licorice on the slightly high-toned nose; superripe yet floral and lively. A lovely supple, seamless midweight with serious inky lift to its black... Good full medium ruby. Boysenberry, blackberry, violet, dark chocolate and licorice on the slightly high-toned nose; superripe yet floral and lively. A lovely supple, seamless midweight with serious inky lift to its black fruit and violet flavors. Finishes with serious but suave tannins, a hint of game and outstanding length. An excellent, very ripe vintage for Spottswoode, which declassified a lot of fruit picked during the early September heat wave.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2004
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork