Spottswoode Family Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red Wine
Made of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and prances out of the glass with vivacious blackberries, crushed black cherries, warm black currants and red currant jelly scents plus exotic hints of cassia, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise with a waft of underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic energy and beautiful poise, with bags of bright, crunchy black and red fruit plus a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing long and spicy. -WA
The estate itself was established in 1882 by George Schonewald, who planted grapes and built the Victorian farmhouse which is there today. It came under its current ownership in 1972 when the Novak family bought the estate, and their first Cabernet Sauvignon wine was released in 1982. When the history of Napa's great vineyards is written, the 40-acre Spottswoode Vineyard will be counted among the finest grand cru vineyards of the region. "Chateau Margaux in Napa Valley穡 Robert Parker.