Lot 365 | 2010 France

Bordeaux

Perfectly balanced with spicy raspberry notes and hints of earth.

$14.00

(6 Reviews)

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Lot 365 2010 Bordeaux

Lot 365 | 2010 France

Bordeaux

$14.00

(6 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

The aromatics are shy at first, but after a few minutes, plump raspberries and chocolaty earth notes blossom in the glass. The palate is dry, but supple, with pretty red fruit notes and plenty of structure. The wine finishes with well-supported tannins and persistent fruit. Classically styled, this wine shows elegance and sophistication without austerity (and no, that is not a political statement). Drinks great now, but will cellar nicely, too.

  • Vintage
  • 2010
  • Appellation
  • France
  • Grape
  • Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Cabernet Franc 20%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 12.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 2400
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2024
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

I just came from the Grand Cru Bordeaux tasting here in San Francisco, and I feel very comfortable saying that the 2010 Merlot-based wines (or the wines in which Merlot played a large part in the blend) outperformed Cabernet-based wines. For instance, the wines of Pessac-Léognan (where the percentages of Cabernet and Merlot are often just about evenly split) and those of Saint-Émilion (where Merlot is the star) just knocked my socks off. 2010 was a cooler vintage (or more “classic” in Bordeaux speak), and consequently, Merlot outperformed Cabernet in many instances. Our Lot 365 is 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, and 20% Cabernet Franc, so it's no surprise that it piqued our interest last summer.

Reviews

6 Reviews Total

Brian

Verified Purchase

Unlike some of the other reviews ,I was anything but disappointed.I did not go in expecting a California style red. With a little decant it was very approachable and a more than excellent value and I will definitely be back for more.

David

Verified Purchase

I had only one bottle of Lot 365, but it was nowhere close to the good value I am used to with CH wines. Like much of the Bordeaux available in grocery stores in southern France, it wasn't bad, it just didn't sing. Thin, not good on its own without food to fill out the palate. I wonder if this lot has a problem with bottle variation and I just got a bad one. Although I won't buy another 365, I probably will try their next Bordeaux. Their model works well most of the time.

Gerald

Verified Purchase

I guess it's a good thing that we each have our own unique tastes and expectations. I totally disagree with the first two reviewers. This is a really good Bordeaux style wine that is really starting to come around (and will just get better). I kind of hope people will continue to trash it so that CH will close it out for even less (and it's a steal now). I hope this is one of the bottles you will be bringing along on the Wine Cruise in September.

Joel

Verified Purchase

I'm a big fan of CH wines, and virtually every California red I've purchased has been a good value, so I had high hopes when I purchased this French "value" wine, but it was a major disappointment. Two bottle has cork damage which ruined the wine. CH promptly refunded the cost of those. The rest of the case was just not up to the standards that I've come to expect from CH.

In the future, I'll probably limit my purchases to those reds sourced in CA for a while.

Dick

Verified Purchase

Over the last 3 years the number of "Wow's" from CH wines far far outnumber the "OK's". 365 is OK.
However this Bordeaux can't hold a candle to the competitive California reds.
To my taste, it was thin, little body and I'm not sure i would serve it to guests.
Spend a few more bucks and forego this one!

Kate from SF

Goes great with chocolate!