Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
Nuanced, with 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this is a quietly powerful wine, smooth and structured and immediate in its beauty, yet possessed of legs to cellar for 20-plus years. Crushed flowers and rocks open on the nose, providing a clutch of minerality, as grippy tannins support red currant, plum and a freshness of persistent acidity. Try to wait on this one. Best 2024-2034.
Well-centered and flavorful, with a tangy mix of dark berry and cedar notes. The better of two bottles tasted. Drink now through 2030. 4,500 cases made.