Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Spottswoode
ORIGIN: USA (Napa Valley, California)
GRAPE VARIETAL: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
ROBERT PARKER: 91
Aged 20 months in French Oak Barrels (43% new) and made from grapes grown in their estate vineyard along with those from other exceptional sites, Lyndenhurst is a compelling and approachable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Spottswoode’s long history as a family-owned wine estate, along with their deep winemaking expertise and passionate attention to detail, allows them to craft a Cabernet Sauvignon that is alluring, expressive, and delicious.
An image of their pre-Prohibition stone winery building was used to grace the label. Lyndenhurst is made with the same care and intention as their Spottswoode Estate Cabernet, and it offers the depth, character, and quality for which they are known.
Taste Notes: A lifted nose filled with baking spices reminiscent of a delicious, warm strawberry-blackberry-rhubarb pie. Notes of vanilla, butter crust, nutmeg, and a hint of clove. The palate is very approachable, luscious and pretty, the mouthwatering acidity gives length, and playful, chalky tannins provide structure. Rich, round and mouthcoating, with a nuanced core of vibrant red and black fruits (cherries, red currants, plum, mulberry) and a hint of cedar. A ripe, vibrant and textural wine with a softness that invites early drinking.
Recommended Food Pairing: Grilled red meats, BBQ, roast beef or lamb, beef stew, Asian stews, braised pork, grilled mushrooms.