Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone

Best of the Year 2022
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. 95 points (December 2022), James Suckling

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. Try from 2023. 94 points (November 5, 2021)

Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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, red currants 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. 93 points (November 30, 2021)

WineSpeed, Karen MacNeil

Here’s a terrific Napa Valley Cabernet to buy when you want to stay under a $100 price tag. Very soft and long, with a mouthful of ripe cassis fruit in the middle. Lots of menthol-like freshness gives the wine poise and balance. 93 points (May 19, 2023), Jeb Dunnuck

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. 92 points (May 4, 2022)

Vinous, Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is an aromatic, silky Cabernet that will drink well with minimal cellaring. All the Spottswoode signatures are present, but in a smaller scale, which works perfectly for more near and medium-term drinking. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, mint, blood orange and spice all grace this supple, mid-weight Cabernet from Spottswoode. The 2019 is beautifully done. Bright floral and spice notes linger effortlessly. 92 points (January 2022), Brian Freedman

From Spottswoode, this is gorgeous: Generous with red and (mainly) black fruit: Blackberries, cassis, and a hint of black cherries, with excellent acidity. There are also notes of cedar, violets, crushed blueberries, and something vaguely tea-like through the long finish. (April 3, 2023), Peg Melnik

Wine of the week
This week’s winner is a supple cab with gorgeous aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, cedar, and mineral. What makes it a standout is its impressive depth of flavors. (February 21, 2023), Wilfred Wong

The 2019 Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon is classic Napa Valley. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of red and black fruits, mineral notes, and a hint of oak. Enjoy it with grilled pork chops and freshly-picked garden greens. 92 points (June 12, 2022)