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SPOTTSWOODE 11 CS
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Bottle Size: 750ml
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SPOTTSWOODE 2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE ST. HELENA 750mL

ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS - "Spottswoode is one of the great names in Napa Valley. Under the leadership of proprietor Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode has been on a roll, especially over the last few years. Aron Weinkauf arrived in 2006 and worked his way up to Winemaker with the 2011 vintage. Weinkauf told me he approached 2011 pretty much like any year, with the exception of dealing with botrytis, which is highly unusual in Napa Valley. There were few, if any, substantial changes in vinification relative to most years. Readers might enjoy this short video with Spottswoode's Aron Weinkauf.

"Spottswoode's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful, immediate and impeccable in its balance. The 2011 doesn’t have the layered, explosive personality of some of the iconic vintages, but it isn't too far off that level. Spottswoode fans should drink the 2011 relatively early, while some of the more powerful, structured vintages age. I will not be surprised if the 2011 turns out to be one of the jewels of this vintage. The medium-bodied structure argues for early drinking, but there is more than enough energy and acidity to suggest the 2011 will age gracefully for a number of years. Incidentally, the 2011 is the first Spottswoode Cabernet under 14% in a decade. Once again, the winemaking team led by Aron Weinkauf has done a fabulous job. The 2011 is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Verdot. Drinking window: 2015 - 2026."
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