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SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 (3) 99 WA DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2008 (3) 98+ WA


SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 (3) NAPA VALLEY. IN 2007, THERE WAS ANOTHER SMALL CROP WITH ONLY 1,700+ CASES PRODUCED, FROM A BLEND OF 97% CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND 3% CABERNET FRANC. AN ABSOLUTELY STAGGERING NOSE OF BLUEBERRIES, WHITE FLOWERS, CRÈME DE CASSIS, LICORICE AND GRAPHITE IS FOLLOWED BY A FULL-BODIED, OPULENT, MULTIDIMENSIONAL WINE THAT IS SEAMLESS. INCREDIBLE FRUIT INTENSITY, PURITY AND DEPTH OF CHARACTER MAKE THIS ONE OF THE GREAT, GREAT CLASSICS IN THE SPOTTSWOODE LINEUP. THIS WINE CAN BE APPROACHED NOW, BUT IT IS NOWHERE NEAR FULL MATURITY, AND SHOULD EVOLVE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 30-40+ YEARS. OWNERS OF THIS VINTAGE HAVE LIQUID GOLD IN THEIR CELLARS. AUGUST 2016 99 WA DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2008 (3) NAPA VALLEY. 1 X CHIPPED WAX CAPSULE THE 2008 CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN TAKES THINGS TO ANOTHER LEVEL, AS HARD AS IT MAY SEEM TO BELIEVE. THIS WAS ANOTHER DIFFICULT VINTAGE FOR DUNN. YIELDS WERE DOWN A FULL 50%. IN EXCHANGE, NATURE REWARDED DUNN WITH THE FRUIT TO MAKE AN EPIC WINE THAT COULD VERY WELL TURN OUT TO BE A MODERN-DAY LEGEND. THE 2008 IS A HUGE, TOWERING WINE PACKED WITH DARK FRUIT, LICORICE, TAR, ASPHALT AND LICORICE. LAYERS OF PERFUME ARE WOVEN THROUGHOUT THIS MAJESTIC EFFORT. THE 2008 SHOULD ONLY BE PURCHASED BY THE VERY PATIENT, BUT IT IS A LEGENDARY WINE IN THE MAKING. ANTICIPATED MATURITY: 2028-2043. DECEMBER 2011 98+ WA 6 BTS. PER LOT $1,400 - $1,700




Price Realised: $2814



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