2012 Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon
Another product of the picture-perfect 2012 growing season, this is quite simply an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a stylistic counterpoint to our Spottswoode Cabernet. Noted critic Antonio Galloni describes this wine as “bold, intense and racy,” adding that, “the style is round and succulent to the core; in other words, classic 2012.” This alluring Cabernet was made using 81% fruit from our own Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, as well as grapes carefully selected from a handful of conscientious growers who share our mindful and quality-focused approach to farming.
Although the Lyndenhurst label has a new look, our talented winemaking team has crafted this approachable and expressive, limited-production wine for more than ten years. Lyndenhurst (one of the original names of the Spottswoode Estate) exhibits the essence of Spottswoode, honoring its terroir and heritage. With its rich, red fruit characteristics and velvety tannins, it is a beautifully balanced wine to be enjoyed upon release.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is sexy, radiant and delicious, with plenty of the typical Spottswoode red and bluish stone fruit and spices. Creamy, layered and deeply expressive, the Lyndenhurst is a terrific choice for drinking over the next few years. This is pure class through and through. The Lyndenhurst is made mostly from estate fruit. Score: 92 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sept 2015