Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Winemaking and Drinking

Renowned for its terra rossa soil and optimal winegrowing conditions, Wynns Coonawarra Estate stands as a beacon of Australian winemaking heritage. Among its esteemed collection, the John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a testament to the estate's commitment to quality and tradition.

History and Legacy

Established in 1896 by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, Wynns Coonawarra Estate is one of the oldest and most distinguished wineries in Australia. Riddoch's vision for producing exceptional wines from Coonawarra's unique terroir laid the foundation for what would become a celebrated vineyard. Named after its founder, the John Riddoch range pays homage to this visionary's dedication to crafting wines of unparalleled character and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 exemplifies Coonawarra's ability to produce world class Cabernet Sauvignon. Upon pouring, it reveals a deep garnet hue, hinting at the wine's maturity and depth. The nose is intense and inviting, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, plum, and subtle hints of cedar and tobacco. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, showcasing flavors of blackberry compote, dark chocolate, and a touch of spice. The tannins are firm yet velvety, providing structure to the wine's opulent fruit core. The finish is long and lingering, leaving impressions of dried herbs and a lingering sense of elegance.

Awards and Accolades

The Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 stands as a pinnacle of Australian winemaking, celebrated through numerous prestigious awards and accolades. Renowned for its deep crimson hue and complex bouquet of blackcurrant, mint, and subtle oak, this wine captivates connoisseurs with its full-bodied palate and velvety tannins. It has garnered critical acclaim, including high scores from influential wine critics and publications worldwide, highlighting its exceptional aging potential and impeccable balance. This vintage showcases the essence of Coonawarra's famed Terra Rossa soil, delivering a wine of unparalleled depth and elegance that continues to impress both enthusiasts and experts in the global wine community

The Vineyard

Situated on the prized terra rossa soil of Coonawarra, Wynns Coonawarra Estate benefits from a unique combination of soil, climate, and viticultural expertise. The vineyards are meticulously tended, with a focus on sustainable practices that respect the environment and ensure the health of the vines. This commitment to quality extends from the vineyard to the cellar, where minimal intervention winemaking techniques preserve the integrity of the fruit and terroir.

In conclusion, the Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 stands as a beacon of excellence in Australian winemaking. With its rich history, meticulous craftsmanship, and outstanding quality, it continues to captivate wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs around the world. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, this wine exemplifies the enduring legacy of Coonawarra and the vision of its pioneering founders.


Wine TypeRed wine
ProducerWynns Coonawarra Estate
StateSouth Australia
RegionCoonawarra
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Year2016
Volume750 mL
Alcohol13.7%