Wines by Alexander | Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Quebec
Wines by Alexander | Spottswoode wines quebec

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Price - $273,50/bottle

Product description

Vintage: 2017

Vintage rating: 8/10

Variety: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Colour: Red 

Region: St. Helena, Napa

Producer: Spottswoode

Winemaker: Aron Weinkauf

Organic/Biodynamic: Yes

Drinking Window: 2021-2050

Robert Parker score: 97+ points

Points on Wine Review - 97 points

Aromas of dark berry fruit, cassis, blackcurrants jam, dark plums, fresh florals, and exotic spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied demonstrating both power and elegance with fantastic purity of dark fruit, sweet spices, forest floor, and firm tannins. The finish is persistent and long. This has a wonderful freshness and low Alcohol of 13.7%, neither of which you would expect from the 2017 vintage. Bravo!

Food pairing:

Duck | Fillet mignon | Mushrooms

 

Alexander recipe suggestions:

Roasted duck with caramelized Brussel sprouts 

Filet mignon with balsamic glaze and roasted beets

Goat's cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms

Technical features

Appellation: St. Helena

Site: Spottswoode Vineyard

Soil: Alluvial, Clay loam

R/S: < 0.1 g/l

Alcohol by volume: 13.7 % 

Aging: 20 months French Oak (60% new)