Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Eagan

Not great - I don't it was stored properly. It should be epic

Not great - I don't it was stored properly. It should be epic

8.8

Ryan Dolan

This was special. Cork was fragile but wine was magic

This was special. Cork was fragile but wine was magic

9.3

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

My 4th bottle, the best and my last, this absolutely killed it and is why I love Napa Valley Cabernet, especially #Spottswoode. 12 years old this easily has another 10 to go but is in a beautiful place right now. Open or decant for 30 minutes, though I did not decant. A deep resold color, not a sign of brick as one would expect. Shows the importance of provenance (bought from winery). A complex set or aromas and flavors of creme d'cassis, currants, sweet and sour cherries, sweet cedar, and graphite. Palate wise the textures are all in alignment, with medium to full body, ample acidity and medium grain slightly chewy tannins that may be it's only flaw. #2002

My 4th bottle, the best and my last, this absolutely killed it and is why I love Napa Valley Cabernet, especially #Spottswoode. 12 years old this easily has another 10 to go but is in a beautiful place right now. Open or decant for 30 minutes, though I did not decant. A deep resold color, not a sign of brick as one would expect. Shows the importance of provenance (bought from winery). A complex set or aromas and flavors of creme d'cassis, currants, sweet and sour cherries, sweet cedar, and graphite. Palate wise the textures are all in alignment, with medium to full body, ample acidity and medium grain slightly chewy tannins that may be it's only flaw. #2002

9.9

John Sweeney Delectable Pro

Utter Napa Cab perfection.

Utter Napa Cab perfection.

10

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Deep dark fruits

Deep dark fruits

9.2

Steve Messinger Delectable Pro

2002 vtg, Dense black cherry aromas and flavors. Still lots of tannin. Hint of Brett? Not as elegant as past vintages

2002 vtg, Dense black cherry aromas and flavors. Still lots of tannin. Hint of Brett? Not as elegant as past vintages

8.4

Kristi Calcagno Delectable Pro

A touch of brett added intrigue without needing to dump the bottle. Otherwise the wine shows like many Bordeaux. Albeit with napa fruit.

A touch of brett added intrigue without needing to dump the bottle. Otherwise the wine shows like many Bordeaux. Albeit with napa fruit.

9.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Blackberries, blueberry syrup, black plum, raspberries, salted caramel, vanilla, Asian spice, slightly woody/leathery, finishes long with w/juicy blueberries-raspberry fruit smoothie.

Blackberries, blueberry syrup, black plum, raspberries, salted caramel, vanilla, Asian spice, slightly woody/leathery, finishes long with w/juicy blueberries-raspberry fruit smoothie.

9.1

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Elegant, will hold for another 20 years. Graphite, black berries, yummy

Elegant, will hold for another 20 years. Graphite, black berries, yummy

9.2

Logan Smyser Delectable Pro

What a treat. Subtle tannins, long finish, well balanced, drinking great now but could age longer.

What a treat. Subtle tannins, long finish, well balanced, drinking great now but could age longer.

9.4