2016 marks the second year in a row that Spottswoode received 100 Points from Wine Advocate which is a great tribute to their dedication to making the best wine possible from their estate vineyard in west St. Helena. Spottswoode is one of those iconic wineries in Napa Valley that have stayed not only relevant but have continued to be one of the top Cabernet producers regardless of all the new wineries emerging in the last 20+ years. With time in the bottle, they emerge as a continuous star in older vintage lineups of Cabernets. “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note.”
100 Points, Wine Advocate.