Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

2009. Still so young. Tight, concentrated, and just beginning to show the delight it will eventually offer. Inky, dark, and deep. And damn alluring. Throws a very fine sediment that double decanting barely touched. Drink now, but I suggest holding for a few more years. 14.5% abv. Winery purchase.

2009. Still so young. Tight, concentrated, and just beginning to show the delight it will eventually offer. Inky, dark, and deep. And damn alluring. Throws a very fine sediment that double decanting barely touched. Drink now, but I suggest holding for a few more years. 14.5% abv. Winery purchase.

9.3

Mason Kaye

2009. Yes.

2009. Yes.

9.8

Charlsie Lane

This wine overflowed the glass with robust baked cinnamon and ripe cherry aromas. Incredibly well balanced (especially for 14.3% alcohol) with beautiful acidity. Undertones of rich cigar box and raspberry revealed themselves as I let it breathe. My favorite Cabernet experience to date.

This wine overflowed the glass with robust baked cinnamon and ripe cherry aromas. Incredibly well balanced (especially for 14.3% alcohol) with beautiful acidity. Undertones of rich cigar box and raspberry revealed themselves as I let it breathe. My favorite Cabernet experience to date.

9.7

Dana Stalder

Big, but smooth. Exceptional CA cab.

Big, but smooth. Exceptional CA cab.

9.2

Alex Jones Delectable Pro

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

Great stuffing and will be great in five years.

Great stuffing and will be great in five years.

8.8

Bill Bender

A little tight right now. The fruit is quite muted. Not necessarily overly tannic but just a little dumb right now. Don't think it will ever be the '07 or the '10 but it should improve exponentially over time. Hold.

A little tight right now. The fruit is quite muted. Not necessarily overly tannic but just a little dumb right now. Don't think it will ever be the '07 or the '10 but it should improve exponentially over time. Hold.

8.8

Dan Rath

Infanticide but nuanced, opened up after an hour, not as big as anticipated, more subtle as tannins were already smooth, core of fresh black currants and blueberries, graphite in the middle and a medium long finish more subtle than the nose would suggest.

Infanticide but nuanced, opened up after an hour, not as big as anticipated, more subtle as tannins were already smooth, core of fresh black currants and blueberries, graphite in the middle and a medium long finish more subtle than the nose would suggest.

9.5

Phil Castellano

2009 vintage. Classic Napa cab but extremely youthful and undeveloped. Hold for a few more years.

2009 vintage. Classic Napa cab but extremely youthful and undeveloped. Hold for a few more years.

9.2