Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Robert Parker 100


Jeb Dunnuck (Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 100/100)

“A perfect wine is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend from this incredible estate. Sporting a deep purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of ultra-pure creme de cassis, blueberries, camphor, scorched earth, and licorice, with subtle background oak, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, deep, powerful texture that carries sweet tannins and blockbuster length. With a stacked mid-palate, straight-up awesome purity of fruit, and a huge finish, it’s as classic and brilliant as it gets. Reminding me of the 2013 with its pure yet backward style, give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will keep for 3-4 decades. Hats off to the team at Spottswoode for this legend in the making! 100 points”

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The Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is a multigenerational family business that is firmly grounded in stewardship and based on agriculture. The Novak family runs the Napa Valley winery since 1972.

Committed to producing wines with integrity that faithfully reflect their grape origins, Spottswoode wines are especially known for their refined elegance, balance, and classic structure.


Situated on the western edge of St. Helena at the foot of the Mayacamas mountains, the Spottswoode terroir is ideal for growing fine wine grapes. The alluvial clay loam from the Sulphur Creek fan provides superb drainage while cool maritime breezes passing through the gap between Spring Mountain and the Mayacamas range, allow the fruit to ripen slowly.

The forty-two acres are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with small blocks of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc. They have farmed their grapes organically since 1985, and their vineyard was certified organic (CCOF) in 1992. The roles of winemaking and vineyard management are integrated at Spottswoode, and the individual attention given to each vineyard block contributes to the consistent quality and unique characteristics of our wines.



Spottswoode Estate Vineyard

Organically farmed since 1985


St. Helena, Napa Valley


Aged 20 months (new 65%)

French oak barrels 93%

Hungarian oak barrels 7%


Cabernet Sauvignon 86%

Cabernet Franc 9%

Petit Verdot 5%


750ml, 1.5L, 3L


September 1, 2021