Spottswoode 2017 Lyndenhurst Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2017 Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon; Lyndenhurst is what the estate was known as in 1910 for is beautiful Linden trees that bloom all over the estate to this day. This wine is made from some estate fruit as well as some other family growers in Napa Valley. Deep red fruit and bramble with aromas of fresh thyme, cedar, lilac, and juniper. Fine silky tannins with a lift of acidity that brings a dynamic and precise focus to the wine and a layered progression giving the wine plenty of longevity and life.
"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. 92+ Points."--Wine Advocate