Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery 2016


Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic energy and beautiful poise, with bags of bright, crunchy black and red fruit plus a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing long and spicy.


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2016 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown 100 POINTS
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly
unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks – plums,
cherries, black currants and red currants – with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses
in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured
by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an
edifying mineral note. Wow! (October 2018)
—————, Jeb Dunnuck 100 POINTS
A perfect wine is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,
9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend from this incredible estate.
Sporting a deep purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of ultra-pure creme de cassis,
blueberries, camphor, scorched earth, and licorice, with subtle background oak, it hits the palate
with a full-bodied, deep, powerful texture that carries sweet tannins and blockbuster length. With a
stacked mid-palate, straight-up awesome purity of fruit, and a huge finish, it’s as classic and brilliant
as it gets. Reminding me of the 2013 with its pure yet backward style, give bottles 4-5 years of
bottle age and it will keep for 3-4 decades. Hats off to the team at Spottswoode for this legend in
the making! (January 2019)
The SOMM Journal, Meridith May 98 POINTS
Released in early September, it’s the winery’s 35th estate Cab; as Weinkauf explained, “Spottswoode
is more than a name – it is a place. And some Cabernets are dynamic and strong, while I see some,
like ours, that are as attuned as a Zen yoga master.” From its perfume of dark plum, deep espresso,
and chocolate, the young and exuberant palate starts with a lushness and then energizes with a zing
of peppered blackberries, slate, and soil. It’s texturally luxurious but tense, thanks to its acidity and
inherent minerality, with a saturation and intensity that’s destined to evolve. Sweet herbs and a
noticeable freshness set its tone. (October 2019)
Wine Spectator, James Molesworth 96 POINTS
Beautifully rendered, with a focused beam of gently mulled red and black currant fruit that glides
through atop a subtle but persistent loamy structure. Light tea and alder notes fill in throughout,
ending with a wave of fruit that is alluringly lined with latent mineral tension. (October 31, 2019)
Vinous, Antonio Galloni 96 POINTS
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, plush and silky, like the 2012, but with a little more of
everything. Dark cherry, plum, licorice, leather and espresso are all nicely lifted by the natural
freshness of the year. At present, the 2016 is a bit shy, but it undoubtedly has a very bright future.
Floral, perfumed notes add the closing shades of nuance. Spottswoode Cabernet is quite gracious
in 2016, not to mention incredibly delicious. (December 2018)

Additional information

Weight 42.4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 in