2005 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 94

Reg: $159.94

$139.94

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Reg: $159.94

$139.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
98+ Production more than doubled with the 2005 vintage, given the normal flowering and weather conditions. Moreover, it was a relatively cool year and an abundant one at that, with just short of 3,900 cases produced... 98+ Production more than doubled with the 2005 vintage, given the normal flowering and weather conditions. Moreover, it was a relatively cool year and an abundant one at that, with just short of 3,900 cases produced. The blend was 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. This was the last vintage during the era of Rosemary Cakebread, who left Spottswoode to pursue building her own portfolio of wine. This is a reserved, but classic Spottswoode. An inky bluish purple color, notes of vanillin, white flowers, blackcurrants and blueberries are all present in this dense, rich, full-bodied wine that seems to go from strength to strength. This was a vintage across the board that I underrated, but I have seen how the wines have seemingly put on weight, complexity and density as they have evolved in bottle. This is a beauty and certainly one of the great recent Spottswoodes. It will continue to drink well for 20-30 more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
Good full ruby. Expressive nose offers blackberry boysenberry violet licorice minerals and naphtha; displays a more typical Spottswoode character than the '04 or '03. Then dense plush and chocolatey with a seamless... Good full ruby. Expressive nose offers blackberry boysenberry violet licorice minerals and naphtha; displays a more typical Spottswoode character than the '04 or '03. Then dense plush and chocolatey with a seamless texture and subtle minerality. Very chewy deep wine finishing with substantial broad tannins and a sizable structure. The crop level of 4.5 tons per acre was almost as high as in '97 here but this wine required less acidification than recent vintages. 91-94 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2005