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2017 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"

Spottswoode 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Spottswoode

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc & 4% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: St. Helena

State or country: CA

Price: $225

Cases produced: 4,019

KWG Score: 97.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: December 11, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode opens with black currant and oak bouquet with hints of black raspberry, crushed gravel and spice. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, well balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild flinty mineral and black currant blend with nicely integrated oak. We also detected some hints of black tea, loamy earth, black olives and black plum. The finish is dry and its grippy tannins build-up and stick around for quite a while. This Cab benefits very nicely from some aeration. We would suggest decanting it and serving it with a well-marbled ribeye with truffle butter. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Youthful energy and concentration take center stage for the 2017. Quintessential notes of brambly blue fruit and graphite complement warm oak spices and hints of plum, celery seed, and cocoa powder. A weighty and compelling core lead to a layered depth that will follow this wine through the long and dynamic life that it is destined for.

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