Dynamic and inviting, this is another tremendous vintage from one of our favorite local estates. It starts with home-grown fruit and blends in an extended family from key Napa Valley growers to frame and support the 78% Cabernet Sauvignon. Compelling now and as cellar-worthy as their flagship.
This is the stalwart producer's celebration of blending, bringing together several sites across the Napa Valley as well as Knights Valley in Sonoma County. Small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot contribute to the red-fruit and citrus tang accentuated by the bright acidity. Supple, soft tannin and well-integrated oak provide refined style, length and spice
This shows lots of chocolate and vanilla on the nose, together with ripe dark fruit and some wet earth. Floral undertones, too. Full-bodied and balanced with a meaty structure and ripe tannin. Yet, it’s easy to drink with a medium, fruity finish. Tight, dry and firm at the end. Modern and poised.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is composed of 77.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.4% Cabernet Franc, 4.1% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 3.8% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple in color, it skips out of the glass with lively blueberries, redcurrants and kirsch scents, plus hints of cedar chest, fragrant earth and rose hip tea. Medium-bodied, elegant and lively in the mouth, the palate is chock-full of bright and crunchy red and black fruits, finishing long and earthy.
The second wine of the estate is the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst, and it unquestionably offers a touch of Spottswoode class and elegance, revealing a great nose of darker fruits, spice, tobacco, and new leather. This medium-bodied, pretty, elegant wine is ideal for drinking while you give the Grand Vin a few years in the cellar. This cuvée is 77.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot, raised in 95% French oak and 5% Hungarian oak, 65% being new.