- Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc Napa 2015 Product #31098 (In Stock)
Always one of California's very best Sauvignon Blancs (last vintage rated 94 points by WE!), the 2015 delivers the goods again. A big slug of aromatic Sauvignon Musque gives an exotic note to the passion fruit, lemon pulp, pear and white peach fruit and lifts the aromas and flavors nicely. A touch of wood gives this smoky complexity but doesn't detract from the firm, fresh, crisp, finish.
- Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #30054 (In Stock)
I’ve sampled this twice now – once pre-release at the winery in late 2014 and again with Lindy Novak here at the store in June – and it’s nothing short of breathtaking. Parker has compared Spottswoode with Margaux in the past and with Pauillac for this release, and there is definitely something Bordeaux-like here. But the intensity of fruit and supple, rich, tannins are distinctly Napa.
"Incredible blueberries, blackberries, black walnuts, minerals, black licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, very tight and structured with hints of hazlenuts, fine chocolate and hints of minerals and spices. A solid and classic-styled Napa Valley cab. Layered and very fine." James Suckling 98 points
"The opaque purple-hued 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a glorious bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, a Pauillac-like lead pencil note, and background new oak. The overall impression is one of restraint combined with richness. This full-bodied effort possesses good acidity and ripe tannin. It has been crafted for the long-term. The hallmarks of great Spottswoode wines are their purity and elegance combined with serious power. The 2012 has that in abundance. This youthful, reserved Cabernet will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring, and will keep for two decades or more."Wine Advocate 96+ points