Spottswoode Napa Valley Estates Vineyard's Lyndenhurst 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon,
$59.49-$69.99, 94 points, poured core black radiating purple/red toward the broad clear wine ring and leggy glass bowl.
Aromas began with classic cedar, blackberry, and cigar box, but transitioned into a bouquet of roses, lilacs, and just a hint of fresh-washed linen (Magnificent).
Full-bodied, good acidity, layered-silky tannins, and an amazingly well-balanced flavor profile with black fruit, mint, and mulling spice gracefully developed in the glass.
Finished long, and depending how much time the wine was allowed to open, finished from accelerating tannin to moderating luscious tannin with a lovely trailing palate and warm spice notes with an elegant and restrained 13.9% alcohol.
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