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Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2020

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13.60% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • JS 95
  • KWG 94
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Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a brilliant expression of the artistry and commitment to quality of the Spottswoode estate, under the guidance of Winemaker Aron Weinkauf. This exceptional Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of its Napa Valley roots, skillfully blending grapes from the prestigious Spottswoode Estate in St. Helena with select vineyards across the region to create a wine that is both a tribute to its heritage and a forward-looking statement of the winery’s commitment to excellence.
In your glass, the Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 presents a deep garnet color that promises depth and complexity. The aroma is a rich tapestry of blackcurrant, hazelnut, and chocolate, with delicate notes of mint and sage adding layers of sophistication and allure. This carefully crafted bouquet sets the stage for a tasting experience that is as luxurious as it is memorable.
Upon tasting, the Spottswoode Lyndenhurst wine reveals its vibrant and energetic character. Medium-bodied, it envelops the palate with a velvety softness that speaks to the finely integrated, powdery tannins that are a hallmark of this wine. The Lyndenhurst Cabernet features a delightful medley of black and red cherries, blackberry bramble, raspberry, and red currant, with each sip revealing new dimensions of flavor. Cocoa, dried herbs, and crushed graphite provide a sophisticated backdrop, making each taste a discovery.
The balance of acidity in the Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon ensures that it is not only a pleasure to drink now but also a candidate for aging, promising even greater depth and complexity over time. Its structure, elegance, and the refinement have garnered high praise, including a notable 95 points from James Suckling, who commended its balanced and refined character, and a 94-point rating from Ken’s Wine Guide, highlighting its soft, smooth, and elegant mouthfeel.
Critical acclaim for the Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 includes accolades for its aromatic complexity and the seamless integration of flavors and textures. James Suckling’s review emphasizes the wine’s soft and fine tannins, velvety texture, and persistent finish, while Ken’s Wine Guide praises its balanced acidity and the long, fine-grained dusty tannins that conclude the tasting experience. These reviews underscore the Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon’s standing as a wine of subtlety and sophistication, with a potential for cellar aging that promises to enhance its already exceptional character.
The Spottswoode Lyndenhurst wine is more than just a Cabernet Sauvignon; it is a testament to the winery’s dedication to organic farming, community collaboration, and winemaking excellence. With each bottle of Lyndenhurst Spottswoode, enthusiasts are invited to experience not only the rich tapestry of Napa Valley’s terroir but also the spirit of innovation and tradition that defines Spottswoode. Whether enjoyed today or cellared for tomorrow, the Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a remarkable journey through the senses, promising an unforgettable experience with every glass.

9 reviews for Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2020

  1. David Anderson

    Spottswoode Lyndenhurst, an exquisite wine, brings together the flavors of leather and blackcurrant with a delightful caramel finish. It’s my go-to Lyndenhurst wine.

  2. Conrad Carpenter

    The Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon is an extraordinary blend. The first sip delivers a punch of cherry and oak, with a subtle hint of vanilla.

  3. Deborah Corral

    The Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon is a real treat. It’s like a symphony of flavors with predominant notes of dark fruit, cocoa, and a hint of clove.

  4. Linda Guzman

    The Lyndenhurst Spottswoode is a splendid wine. The rich flavors of blackberry, currant, and hints of cigar box make it a delightful companion for any occasion.

  5. Ericka Holton

    This Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode is a full-bodied wine. The flavors of oak, black cherry, and a hint of smoke make it a perfect companion for a cosy night in.

  6. Donald Olsen

    The Lyndenhurst Spottswoode is a sensory delight, with notes of raspberry, red fruit, and a hint of pepper. The cedar undertones make it an unforgettable experience.

  7. Charlotte Church

    The Lyndenhurst Cabernet is a class act. Rich with blackberry and plum, it leaves an aftertaste of dark chocolate and a hint of earthy tobacco.

  8. Andrew Ortiz

    The Spottswoode Lyndenhurst is a wine to remember. The flavors of mocha, minerals, and cinnamon, coupled with the aroma of black fruit, make it a standout choice.

  9. Freda Conrad

    This Lyndenhurst Cabernet is a real treat. The notes of coffee, cranberry, and violet blend seamlessly with the earthy undertones of cheese and toast. It’s a must-try.

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Critical Acclaim

JS 95
James Suckling
Aromas of blackcurrant, hazelnut and chocolate, with hints of mint and sage that follow through to a medium to full body, with wonderful soft and fine tannins that give a velvety texture and persistent finish. So balanced and refined. Subtle. Didn’t include wine from vineyards in Atlas Peak this year. An excellent 2020. Drinkable, but will improve so well in the cellar.
KWG 94
Ken’s Wine Guide
This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode opens with a cassis, cedar, and black cherry bouquet with hints of black tea and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, soft, smooth, and elegant. The flavor profile is red currant and red plum blend with notes of cranberry. We also detected some hints of cinnamon, crushed stone, and cedar. The finish is dry, and its persistent fine grained dusty tannins are very long.

What does Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2020 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, graphite

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, vanilla, chocolate

nectarine, stone fruit, persimmon

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

licorice, pepper, cinnamon

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, orange, lemon peel

cheese, cream, cheesy

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, bell pepper, rhubarb

raisin, dried fruit, prune


Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, lavender, perfume

Food Pairing with Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2020

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Winemaker of Spottswoode Lyndenhurst 2020

Aron Weinkauf

Aron Weinkauf

Aron Weinkauf, the multi-talented force behind Spottswoode's winemaking, wears two important hats – vineyard manager and winemaker. In this dual role, he upholds a proud tradition at Spottswoode, embodying the philosophy that great wine begins in the vineyard. Collaborating closely with the winery's in-house vineyard team, Aron orchestrates the care and cultivation of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard's 24 distinctive blocks. This interconnected approach, deeply rooted in environmentalism, underscores his commitment to crafting wines that reflect the essence of the land. Aron Weinkauf's expertise and passion contribute significantly to Spottswoode's legacy of excellence in winemaking.
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