Lot 468 | 2013 Oakville

Meritage

Gold Medal, 94 pts, North Coast Wine Challenge; Classic Oakville Red Wine - a contender for blend of the year.

$18.00

(26 Reviews)

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

Lot 468 2013 Oakville Meritage

Lot 468 | 2013 Oakville

Meritage

$18.00

(26 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Aged in 40% new French oak, Lot 468 displays the classic elements that define the Oakville AVA. Dip your nose in the glass and discover plush Merlot notes of plum, red currant, green olives, and fresh herbs that mesh seamlessly in a framework of dusty black fruit and earth provided by the Cabernet. With some air in the glass, pretty floral and cherry notes emerge, providing vibrancy and youthfulness. On the palate, mouth coating tannins are infused with black cherry and cassis, with enough acidity for a long and lingering finish.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Oakville
  • Grape
  • Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 10%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%%
  • Cases Produced
  • 3000 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2025
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 468 2013 Oakville Meritage is a Merlot/Cabernet blend sourced from the heart of Oakville, and is comprised of some of the best componentry we’ve ever had in a blend – we really have been spoiled by the quality of the 2013 vintage. Born from some of Oakville’s most acclaimed dirt just off Highway 29, the grapes that went into this wine enjoyed some of the greatest growing conditions that the area has ever seen. Bolstered by a hearty injection of Cabernet from Meteor, Stagecoach, and Heimark vineyards, the resulting blend is pure bliss, combining the plump sophistication of Merlot with the depth and complexity of serious hillside Cabernet. Compare at $50+.

Reviews

26 Reviews Total

James

Verified Purchase

For the price point, it is certainly a winner. I found it too heavy on the Merlot for my tastes, but that's more on me than on the wine.

Dwight

Verified Purchase

Even my French buddy thought this was great..perfect for any situation. I like it just for an evening drink...or with a meal. Good price

Andrew

Verified Purchase

Definitely worth the money. This is a very good wine. Great straight out of the bottle but with decanting the wine really loosens up and is superb!

Michael

Verified Purchase

This was a very solid blend. I place at good value just because I think there's better here for the price and cheaper.

Barrie

I tasted the wine before checking the price.

I would pay at least fifty dollars for this.

Looking forward to the next bottle.

Barrie L

Marc

Verified Purchase

For those who like the red blends, sometimes can be very different depending on the varietals/percentages - this one is a little tight on first opening, but a few hours (or a day) later it is lush and juicy, with a beautiful smooth finish. I've never been able to age any CH wines, since they get consumed so fast, and this is another great value buy.

Jason

Verified Purchase

Lot 468 is a top-notch blend at an amazing value. It simply cannot be touched for the quality and price. Another fantastic offering by CH!

Cole

Verified Purchase

Cam, this is a fantastic blend! I haven't bought from you in over 4 years but am so glad I took the leap and trusted you yet again. This bottle reminds me of Celani Tenacious. Great deep dark brick-ish red color, super smooth, nice complex finish. Very balanced. Just the right amount of extraction. Great juice. I will certainly by more.

AKR

Verified Purchase

Double decanted, over two nights, let it settle down for a week after purchase before popping it. 14.9% abv, big legs, small production of 3000 cases. A Meritage of mostly merlot, with some CS and a little malbec (!) too. On the first night, its showing the vanilla of the new oak. Second night it rounds out on the nose. Mostly dark fruit and flowers. Good 30 second finish on the palate which is well balanced between fruit and acid. I don't get any tannic structure. The SO admitted she liked this better tonight than yesterday, when she compared it unfavorably to a BV Tapestry we'd had the other night. (I pointed out that was not a fair comparison since the BV had 20 years of aging, and costs two to three times more.) Lot 468 tastes like a ripe, modern, sexy St Emilion to me -- I love Bordeaux so that's a compliment. I'd give this a B+ score and expect it to develop and improve a bit. I literally ordered more after finishing this bottle, but will leave those alone. It would be neat to see this in a blind lineup of either 2005 or 2009 St Emilions. btw, I think the descriptors on the label, while flowery, are pretty accurate and helpful cues for tasters. I don't know if there are contractual reasons, but it would be great to see the CH Lot series labels get the same kind of detailed information that Ridge provides on theirs (as an example). It seems to be available on the CH web site -- seems like it should not be too hard to add that to the back.

Nick

Verified Purchase

Lot 468 is quite lively with great structure and decent complexity. Nice blue fruit and cherry notes, lovely wine.