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1988 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 82 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59253-1988

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Focused and elegant, this offers plush berry and cherry flavors with a minty accent, bright and lively. A success in a difficult vintage.--Spottswoode vertical. 2,850 cases made.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 82

    Tasted But Not Recommended
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very dark blackish crimson. Still quite youthful, or at least relatively inexpressive on the nose. Lovely gentle texture on the palate with real lift. Very elegant texture although it hints that it has still to reach its full aromatic potential. Quite long and dusty on the finish. The millikens have always perceived it as being difficult but it has apparently been increasingly impressive in recent years. (LM)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the Spottswoode label. Spottswoode was christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts, who owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, Dr. Jack Novak. The first Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982, exactly one hundred years after the estate's founding.

    The Novak family is committed to producing wines that faithfully reflect their grape origins. Each Spottswoode wine is known for its refined elegance, balance, and classic structure. Dedicated stewards of their property, the Novaks have farmed organically since 1985 and have pioneered the restoration of their local watershed.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 528 bottles owned
    • 74 collectors