About Spottswoode 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lyndenhurst, Napa Valley
Spottswoode Lyndenhurst is a wine made with the same care and attention as Spottswoode Estate Cabernet. Made from grapes grown in the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard along with those from other exceptional family growers which included Darms Lane in Napa Valley, Edcora in Atlas Peak, Knightsbridge in Knights Valley, Parry Vineyards in St. Helena and Young Inglewood in St. Helena. Lyndenhurst is a serious yet approachable wine. It is the combination and synergy of these specifically selected parcels along with our winemaking expertise and vision.
Wine Enthusiast scored this 94 points saying "This is a perennially incredible wine for the price, rounded and spicy in clove. With 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, it shows balance and integration—a mix of dark berry, forest and silky tannin that is seamless on the palate and impressively elegant and cohesive from start to finish."
James Suckling scored this 93 points saying "Lots of blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, round and soft tannins and a flavorful finish. 84% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot with cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. Drink or hold."
The Wine Advocate scored this 92 points saying "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is blended of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it offers soft spoken notes of dried lavender, wild blueberries, fresh black currants and kirsch plus hints of dried herbs, unsmoked cigars and spice cake. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to support the muscular, beautifully retrained flavors, finishing on a lingering earthy note."