Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

First red on the cruise and given three hours in the decanter. Beautiful wine. Still semi-young in appearance with a deep purplish ruby red core and a touch of garnet on the edges. Complex nose with layers of cassis, dark spices, purple floral notes, tons of dark cocoa, and a touch of aged characteristics like forest floor. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Well integrated and rounded. Layered palate with dark cocoa, soft dark fruits, plums, sweet spices and cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Excellent wine with rib eyes. Drink till 2025.

First red on the cruise and given three hours in the decanter. Beautiful wine. Still semi-young in appearance with a deep purplish ruby red core and a touch of garnet on the edges. Complex nose with layers of cassis, dark spices, purple floral notes, tons of dark cocoa, and a touch of aged characteristics like forest floor. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Well integrated and rounded. Layered palate with dark cocoa, soft dark fruits, plums, sweet spices and cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Excellent wine with rib eyes. Drink till 2025.

9.5

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

@David L Thank you David for sharing this incredible beauty with me! Such a soft, opulent rich wine. The bottle age definitely helped and was evident throughout. Drinking superbly right now and I imagine would evolve for another 15+ years! It was that good!!!! I am biased, I am a huge fan of Spottswoode. I felt like a kid that robbed a candy store when I uncorked this one. I hadn't tasted their 2003! It was in my top three for wine of the night. Swing, batter batter swing, homerun!

@David L Thank you David for sharing this incredible beauty with me! Such a soft, opulent rich wine. The bottle age definitely helped and was evident throughout. Drinking superbly right now and I imagine would evolve for another 15+ years! It was that good!!!! I am biased, I am a huge fan of Spottswoode. I felt like a kid that robbed a candy store when I uncorked this one. I hadn't tasted their 2003! It was in my top three for wine of the night. Swing, batter batter swing, homerun!

9.5

David L Delectable Pro

03' Spottswoode Cabernet. Having had the 2001 and 2002...this was a tough act to follow. Spottswoode rarely let's you down! The brick red color in this glass is still vibrant, all the way to the edge. I'm amazed how youthful this wine is. I initially popped & poured this cab. Quickly found out it needed a decanting. 30 minutes later, it's ready to drink. We just wanted another

03' Spottswoode Cabernet. Having had the 2001 and 2002...this was a tough act to follow. Spottswoode rarely let's you down! The brick red color in this glass is still vibrant, all the way to the edge. I'm amazed how youthful this wine is. I initially popped & poured this cab. Quickly found out it needed a decanting. 30 minutes later, it's ready to drink. We just wanted another

9.4

Harvey Raben

A special Cabernet that still had some tannic bite after 13 years Delicious and smooth with lots of fruit.

A special Cabernet that still had some tannic bite after 13 years Delicious and smooth with lots of fruit.

9.2

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Everything I love about Napa Cabs expressed in this bottle, which is still reaching new heights. Nose of cedar and spicy dark fruit. Incredible extraction coming in waves of cassis and blueberry pie, blackberry compote. 45 second finish. Gentle but clear acidity and light tobacco-oaky tannins. Outstanding. Last bottle will wait at least 5 years, but near peaking.

Everything I love about Napa Cabs expressed in this bottle, which is still reaching new heights. Nose of cedar and spicy dark fruit. Incredible extraction coming in waves of cassis and blueberry pie, blackberry compote. 45 second finish. Gentle but clear acidity and light tobacco-oaky tannins. Outstanding. Last bottle will wait at least 5 years, but near peaking.

9.6

Ram Majlessi Delectable Pro

Tons fruit, great oak integration. Amazing backbone, Rich with berry flavors, plums and tobacco. Smooth silky tannins. Truly aged wonderfully especially being 13 years old Wow Very impressed by Spottswoode, great job

Tons fruit, great oak integration. Amazing backbone, Rich with berry flavors, plums and tobacco. Smooth silky tannins. Truly aged wonderfully especially being 13 years old Wow Very impressed by Spottswoode, great job

9.5

Eric Lucas

Just fantastic!

Just fantastic!

9.8

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Very nice

Very nice

9.2

Craig Sedmak Delectable Pro

A bit closed but #lookingforwardtoanotherbottle @spottswoodwinery #sthelenacab

A bit closed but #lookingforwardtoanotherbottle @spottswoodwinery #sthelenacab

9.1

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