Lot 360 | 2010 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Expansive tannins revealing supple red and black fruits.

$26.00

(4 Reviews)

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Lot 360 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 360 | 2010 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$26.00

(4 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Lot 360 is a huge wine structurally and one of our most cellarable wines yet it’s beautifully perfumed now with a piercing raspberry and blackberry “robe”, spicy plum and floral notes underpinned with coffee and dark chocolate. The mid-palate is tightly wound and dense with expansive tannins revealing supple red and black fruits and lengthy notes of chocolate and earth. The wine has excellent persistence and length but will clearly benefit from a couple years of cellaring. Be certain to decant this for a good hour or two, in fact, this is an ideal wine for a 24 hour overnight decant (decant for an hour or two and then funnel back into the bottle. Cork the wine and let it sit overnight). Huge structure. Grab a case or two folks and enjoy this gorgeous Howell Mountain Cabernet over the next 20 years.

  • Vintage
  • 2010
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon %100
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.4%
  • Cases Produced
  • 500
  • Drink/hold
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Howell Mountain isn’t really a mountain, but rather an elevated plateau of volcanic ash (tuff), loam and iron-rich red clay pushed up by volcanic activity just east of Napa Valley. These nutrient deprived soils result in small, tightly packed clusters of Cabernet grapes with tremendous structure and intensity (in large part due to the lower ratio of skin to pulp). Elevation is another saving grace, keeping the fruit above the fogline (1400 feet) but also relatively cool versus the typically 10-degrees warmer temperatures that the Napa Valley floor sees in the late afternoon. This combination of lean soils, elevation, and cooling breezes that originate in the Petaluma Gap and blow through St Helena are what give Howell Mountain its signature “intensity” both in terms of perfume, structure and tremendous ageability. Lot 360 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet is our first release since Lot 253 and a quantitative step up in quality given its sourcing from an over $120/bottle producer.

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Reviews

4 Reviews Total

Big

I loved Lot 253, another Howell Mountain cab. So I stocked up when Lot 360 came out. It didn't feel as flavorful as Lot 253 in the early days. I recently opened one of my last 2 bottles of Lot 360. Now it's really enjoyable. I wish Cam can bring us more Howell Mountain cabs.

Paul

Verified Purchase

Just opened a bottle tonight. If you have any of this lot in your cellar, this wine is ready, superb!

Scot

Verified Purchase

Thoroughly enjoy all of Cameron's wines but this one is by far, the best I have had to date. Took Cam's advice, bought a case, laid them down in the cellar, but I couldn't wait any longer...I had to try one. Glad I did. I decanted for close to 2 hours. First sip was what I had imagined...big, bold, full of fruit, (I got a lot of cherry), there was certainly some chocolate, and a nice earthy feel. The tannins were very mild and integrated very well in this wine. I have not tried 400 or 404 yet and look forward to those as well but they will have to go along way to beat Lot 360. Outstanding.

Andre, Los Angeles

Opened bottle and decanted through a Vinturi. Wow, what a Cab. Best one that I've ever tried from CH. Incredibly smooth. Blackberry fruit flavor just explodes the moment you take a sip. This is ridiculous for $26.