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1993 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59253-1993

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark crimson with some evolution. Light nose with definite ripeness then opened up in the glass to definite sweetness. Big and bold and sweet ? almost alcoholic on the finish. Just a bit too much for me ? sweet with a hint of tea leaf gives it some elegance but this seems big for Spottswoode! This particular wine used to be lovely apparently. (LM)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    If Napa's and Sonoma's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignons have a problem, I have yet to unearth it. Spottswoode's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is another outstanding wine from a vintage that has been roughly treated by the press. The wine offers a gorgeously deep purple color, a sweet, fragrant nose with a subtle floral component and plenty of blackcurrant/cassis fruit. The oak influence is restrained. Medium to full-bodied, with well-integrated acidity and tannin, this is a well-proportioned, intense, graceful style of Cabernet Sauvignon that will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring. I don't doubt for an instant that it will evolve for two decades.

    Spottswoode's 5,000-case production of Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery's bread and butter wine. I have followed this wine since the debut release, and even vintages that seemed somewhat monolithic now appear to be evolving more gracefully. I have often made reference to the fact that while no California wine tastes like Chateau Margaux, the Spottswoode Cabernet possesses an aromatic profile, weight, and textural dimension that is vaguely reminiscent of that first-growth Bordeaux estate. This pure, fragrant wine depends on its beautifully layered fruit, ripeness, and balance to impress tasters, in contrast to those Cabernets that offer a blast of wood, glycerin, and alcohol. Recent vintages have been exceptionally successful.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Smooth, supple, elegant and graceful, with rich, concentrated currant, anise and blackberry fruit that's beautifully defined. Plenty of acidity and firm, earthy tannins give it balance. Long, lingering aftertaste.--1993 California Cabernet retrospective. 5,150 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Astro
  • Self | Rating: 95

    ready to drink, aged wonderfully, lots of leather on the nose, garnet color, decanted from magnum
    Author: jsp2000
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Ruby with amber rim. Very pronounced blackcurrant nose. Smooth and balanced palate. Awesome cab with just the right amount of age. Yum!
    Author: Doug D722
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

  • 666 bottles owned
  • 111 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 111 collectors)