2013 Spottswoode "Lyndenhurst" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Fantastic aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violets, black licorice and stones. Full-bodied, firm, silky, and fresh. Very long and balanced. Beautiful tannins. All in harmony. Drink in 2019.
This wine employs 73% Spottswoode Estate Vineyard fruit, but also ventures to other sites, including Young Inglewood, Oakville Ranch and Darms Lane. Dusty cedar, blackberry and pencil shavings dot a structured, classically stylized landscape, additionally seasoned in black pepper and clove. It has length for miles; enjoy best 2023 through 2033.
A wine of precision, nuance and freshness, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst offers notable freshness, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Beams of underlying tannin give the wine much of its pulsating energy. Bright floral and spice notes add an attractive upper register to the red-toned fruit. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst, a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is s softer, less prodigious wine than the flagship wine from their estate in St. Helena. This wine exhibits a nice, healthy, dark ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of black cherries and blackcurrants and Margaux-like finesse in a medium-bodied, supple and seductive style. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)