Spottswoode is one of the great Napa Cabs.  For years, they were a bit unknown, but no longer.  Often, one can find older, mature vintages for less than the current ones, and these wines age great.  Tony Soter and Mia Klein were working for the winery back then before going on to great things.  This is drinking beautifully, and I think even the most ardent Francophile would have difficulty calling this from Napa at this point.  Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, tobacco, leather and spice.  Full bodied.  Light tannins.  Complex.  On the palate, layers of cassis, tobacco and earth.  Great balance.  Long finish.  This is great on its own and will work well with most food.  Lamb chops would be a nice choice.  Drink over the next eight to twelve years.  

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