Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lyndenhurst 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
TP 95
AG 94
JD 94
WS 93
JS 93
WA 92
Item # 339193

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$85.95

750ml
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95 points The Tasting Panel: "This label from Spottswoode is produced by the Novak family and winemaker/vineyard manager Aron Weinkauf. The blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cab Franc features notes of powdered violets that converge with graphite, drying the palate while also providing intense aromatics. Dense and tarry blackberry appears amid a grapey boldness that proves sturdy. Mouthcoating tannins whet the palate. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is a fabulous wine that shows just how compelling the vintage is, even among mid-tier offerings. Blackberry, graphite, cloves, licorice and lavender all build in the glass. The Lyndenhurst Cabernet is usually much more approachable, but the 2018 is a real powerhouse. I would give the tannins at least a few years to soften. This is impressive, to say the least. Drink: 2024-2033. (Jan 2021)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A wine well worth purchasing and cellaring, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst sports a dense purple hue as well as classic Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, Asian spices, violets, licorice, and tobacco. Beautifully rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's one heck of a second wine that can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years. Drink: 2021-2041. (1/27/21)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "There's a well-endowed core of warmed cassis and steeped plum fruit here, splashed with a sassafras note and backed by roasted applewood and melted black licorice on the finish. Rich in feel throughout. Best from 2022 through 2034. (8/18/21)" 93 points James Suckling: "Black plums, blueberries, chocolate, cloves and dried leaves. Black olives, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Chewy, generous layers of dark fruit and chocolate. Try from 2022. (1/27/21)"

92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The deep purple-black colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of fresh blackcurrants, black raspberries and Morello cherries plus hints of lavender, pencil lead and bouquet garni with a touch of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with electric energy, framed by grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with great intensity and purity. Drink: 2020-2035. (Nov 2020)"
95 points The Tasting Panel: "This label from Spottswoode is produced by the Novak family and winemaker/vineyard manager Aron Weinkauf. The blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cab Franc features notes of powdered violets that converge with graphite, drying the palate while also providing intense aromatics. Dense and tarry blackberry appears amid a grapey boldness that proves sturdy. Mouthcoating tannins whet the palate. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is a fabulous wine that shows just how compelling the vintage is, even among mid-tier offerings. Blackberry, graphite, cloves, licorice and lavender all build in the glass. The Lyndenhurst Cabernet is usually much more approachable, but the 2018 is a real powerhouse. I would give the tannins at least a few years to soften. This is impressive, to say the least. Drink: 2024-2033. (Jan 2021)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A wine well worth purchasing and cellaring, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst sports a dense purple hue as well as classic Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, Asian spices, violets, licorice, and tobacco. Beautifully rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's one heck of a second wine that can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years. Drink: 2021-2041. (1/27/21)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "There's a well-endowed core of warmed cassis and steeped plum fruit here, splashed with a sassafras note and backed by roasted applewood and melted black licorice on the finish. Rich in feel throughout. Best from 2022 through 2034. (8/18/21)" 93 points James Suckling: "Black plums, blueberries, chocolate, cloves and dried leaves. Black olives, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Chewy, generous layers of dark fruit and chocolate. Try from 2022. (1/27/21)"

92 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The deep purple-black colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of fresh blackcurrants, black raspberries and Morello cherries plus hints of lavender, pencil lead and bouquet garni with a touch of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with electric energy, framed by grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with great intensity and purity. Drink: 2020-2035. (Nov 2020)"
Product SKU 339193
Producer Spottswoode
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
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