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The November 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #751. Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard 2002

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"In 2002 very small yields produced only about 3,000 cases at 14.7% natural alcohol and a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. This wine is going from strength to strength since I first tasted it prior to bottling. Now a perfect wine, the incredible perfume of blueberries, black raspberries and cassis, along with white flowers and camphor is extraordinarily fragrant and intense. That is easily matched by the magnificent full-bodied richness and compellingly layered mouthfeel of this wine that is rich, full-bodied and a still youthful vintage that remains capable of another 25-30 years of cellaring. This is a dramatic vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is always fascinating to taste a top winery’s 2001 and 2002 next to each other because they are both such great years. However, the 2002s tend to be the more flamboyant wines, and the 2001s the more structured and broodingly backward." Wine Advocate #226, Aug 2016
Provenance: The Acier Cellar
Notes: Base neck.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $190


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