Lot 511 | 2013 Columbia Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal, 2016 Denver International Wine Competition; A dead ringer for Napa Valley Spring Mountain Cabernet...but for under $20.

$18.00

(23 Reviews)

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

Lot 511 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 511 | 2013 Columbia Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$18.00

(23 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Dark in the glass, with a dark brick rim. It starts with a plump cherry vanilla note that opens up over a few minutes to reveal a beautiful and complex nose of brambly raspberry, loamy crushed rock, graphite, and toasted spice underpinned with pretty pine needle and herb aromas. Warm on the palate, with delicately layered red fruits and silky tannins that spread gloriously over your palate in a long, lingering and pure finish. This wine is just beginning to talk in the bottle and will develop beautifully, not just in coming months, but over the next 5-15 years.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Columbia Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 400 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2026
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Depending on where you are in the Columbia Valley or its sub-AVAs (Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, etc), there’s a natural affinity with Napa’s Spring Mountain District. Obviously all things are site specific, but many vineyards in these AVAs feature the loamy volcanic soils, good drainage, and limited nutrients that force the vines to dig deep and produce tight, small grape clusters with the resulting concentration Cabernet lovers live for. Lot 511 is sourced from vineyards just outside of Yakima Valley and in the heart of Walla Walla itself – precisely the types of soils you would find up on Spring Mountain. It’s a dead ringer in every way…except the price.

Reviews

23 Reviews Total

CH fan Atl

Verified Purchase

Ordered this wine in July and chose to delay shipping until October to avoid the heat.

Opened the bottle last night as a " nightcap" drink and was instantly impressed. Next night tasting was outstanding, causing me like another reviewer to a) see what I paid ($15 after discount!) and b) if I could order more (sold out - bummer!).

Generally not a WA cab fan but this wine tasted like, and was better than most $50 napa cabs. Big can but smooth tannins. Inky , modest tannins, black licorice, and plum.

Cam please find more!

Stacy

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Dark color, great finish can't believe it was only $18. So far very satisfied with th CH wines. Like I said great value but I plan to also try some of the higher end CH cabs as a comparion. I would recommend this one.

Michael

Verified Purchase

I am generally very happy with the wines from CH. I also appreciate Cam's video reviews that help me evaluate the prospects. I also like the service and have no complaints whatsoever on that score.

I am definitely spoiled on the Stags Leap, Spring Mountain and Oakville type Cabs, so this one lacked several aspects of those blockbusters. My wife who doesn't drink in quantity thought it 'sour', I can translate that into 'rough" as oposed to smooth. The finish was not impressive and the general nose and taste buds reaction were thin, simple and unremarkable.

All that said, the wine was very drinkable and was a great bargain. I miss the availability of top shelf Cabs at CH of late though.

Marc

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A sturdy cab. Deep color, full bodied, long finish with a touch of velvet. Tannins mellowed out nicely after a few minutes decanted. Was great with the steak. Opened another for the chocolate desert.

Keri

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This is a truly delicious cab. My husband and I just finished a bottle and I had to log in to see how much we paid for it. I was shocked it was only $18. It's worth at least double, if not triple the price. Highly recommended!

Justin

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Dynamite Cab - easily worth 2x the price. Can't wait for more releases from Washington State!

Donald

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This is a DELICIOUS Cab. Dense slow moving legs long, long finish. This one just delivers! Have another case coming in October. Way to go Cam!

David

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A well balanced wine with a nice finish. A great value for the cost.

Bella

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Wish all Cabs were this perfect at this price. Thanks Cam!

debbie

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Used a decanter to help it open up. A completely delicious wine and a great value. Would definitely buy again if it's available.