An epic wine with a classic nose and big Cab flavor, the Spaulding is extremely dark and extracted with tremendous depth and concentration. Berry bramble is evident on the nose with a combination of blue and black fruit, intertwined with dark chocolate. The finish is heavenly with blueberry and light cloves that lingers on.
95 Point Review - Wine Enthusiast This has so much rich earth and minerality, it’s like a journey deep into a mine. It’s noted the vines were planted in 1970, and the wine does have that old-vine concentration of fruit in the form of massively intense blackberries. Then there’s the smoky new oak, which adds such a lusciously sweet jacket of buttered toast. Tannic and tight in the way of Diamond Mountain Cabernets, this should begin to come into its own after 2016.
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Review Bright medium red-ruby. Aromas of blueberry, licorice and fresh herbs lifted by a mineral quality. Juicy and fairly intense, with ripe but cool flavors of medicinal dark berries framed by a firm spine of acidity. Finishes tactile and persistent, with a slight green edge. This one appears to have the intensity to harmonize with bottle aging.