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Spottswoode, “Lyndenhurst” Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 2017 (750mL)
More than half of the grapes in this bottle are sourced from the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard— the source for their flagship—which extends to the base of the Mayacamas Range on the southwestern border of St Helena. The 40+-acre vineyard has been organically farmed since 1985—certified in 1992.
The final blend in 2017 consisted of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot. After hand-harvesting and a long fermentation, the wine aged in 40% new French oak for 20 months. The resulting wine is a deep garnet/purple color showing great concentration. The nose packs a punch with wild blueberries, fresh black currants, dried lavender, cedar, juniper and tobacco. The palate is energized with red fruit, kirsch, and opens up into a medium to full-bodied wine of restraint and resonance. With its ripe tannins and muscular structure, We recommend decanting for at least 45 minutes before serving in big Bordeaux glasses.
- CountryUnited States
- RegionNapa Valley, California
- SoilSandy Loam w/ Volcanic
- FarmingCertified Organic
- BlendCabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Malbec 2%, Petit Verdot 1%
- Oak40% New French
- Temp.Serve at 60° F
- GlasswareBordeaux Stems
- Decanting45 Minutes
- PairingReverse-Sear Ribeye
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