Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
The 2011 Cabernet is captivating-beautifully capturing the essence of the Spottswoode Estate vineyard in this cooler-than-normal vintage. Our winemaker's descriptors include, "ripe black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, dark chocolate, juicy ripeness with a hint of dried sage, graphite, concentrated black tea, ripe cranberry, and bay leaf." The fruit characters are dynamic and vivacious, sharing layers of minerality, floralness, spices and herbs. Where some vintages get their strength from pure muscle and brawn, the 2011 draws its strength from its core and its finesse-much the same way a yogi exhibits strength and balance versus a weightlifter's brute heft.