2014 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena (375ml)

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: St. Helena
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 98WA, 96V, 96JS
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, peppered salami and fertile loam over a core of blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly with touches of kirsch and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated yet still maintaining that wonderful purity and elegance that is the signature of this estate, it has layer upon layer of earthy nuances and a very long finish.

98+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Oct 2018)

Spottswoode 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is striking. Black cherry, plum, graphite, spice and menthol are some of the signatures. Intensely mineral and savory, the 2014 comes across as a slightly restrained version of the 2013. The flavor and tannin profiles are both quite similar, but the 2014 is a bit smaller-scaled in all of its dimensions. That is not a bad thing, as the 2014 will be ready to drink sooner. This is an impressive showing.

96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Dec 2016)

Amazing burnt-orange and currant aromas with tar and lead pencil. Blackberries, too. Changes all the time. Mesmerizing. Full-bodied and powerful with super-polished tannins and a long and intense finish. The polished and fine tannins coat your mouth. Glorious. Needs three to four years to soften.

96 points, James Suckling (Jan 2017)