Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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The Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a testament to the artistry of winemaker Aron Weinkauf. Crafted from estate fruit harvested at the peak of ripeness, this vintage showcases the exceptional quality and concentration that defines Spottswoode’s legacy.
In the glass, this wine exhibits a youthful exuberance, with a deep garnet-purple hue that hints at its richness. The aroma is a captivating blend of violets, lavender, and cassis, enticing the senses with every swirl. Dark chocolate, cherry, plum, and subtle notes of graphite add depth to the bouquet, promising a complex and indulgent experience.
On the palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon shines with vibrancy and boldness. It reveals flavors of black cherry and cassis, framed by velvety-textured tannins that impart a supple mouthfeel. As the wine evolves, it unveils an attractively soft, dusty-loamy texture, free from any overt signs of a challenging Napa vintage.
The finish is a grand crescendo, marked by dark saturated fruit, purple florals, and polished graphite notes that linger with vivacious acidity and unwavering freshness. Spottswoode’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a potential masterpiece, showcasing the essence of Napa Valley in a bottle.
The Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 has garnered a chorus of critical acclaim, attesting to its exceptional quality and finesse. With a noteworthy 93 points from Wine Spectator, it impresses with a harmonious mix of aromatic complexity and a fine-grained finish. Wine Advocate lavishes an extraordinary 98 points, lauding its concentration and the velvety texture of its tannins. Decanter bestows a remarkable 99 points, highlighting fragrant blackberry, rich tobacco spices, and an enduring finish of dark, saturated fruit. Jeb Dunnuck’s 96 points underscore its stunning fruit expression and remarkable length, while The Wine Independent’s 98 points commend its mouth-coating black fruits and solid structural framework. Jancis Robinson’s 17/20 points salute its cool restraint and notably dry finish. These accolades collectively affirm the Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 as a true masterpiece of Napa Valley winemaking.