Lot 522 | 2014 California

Field Blend

The latest release in our series of award-winning, best-selling Field Blends!

$13.00

(88 Reviews)

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

Lot 522 2014 California Field Blend

Lot 522 | 2014 California

Field Blend

$13.00

(88 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Complex and spicy nose of strawberry and raspberry fruit layered with leather, tobacco and pepper notes enmeshed with chocolate covered raisins. It tastes even better than its smells – an amalgam of juicy red fruit and chocolate tootsie pop that splendiferously coats your palate for a good 30 seconds. There’s ample structure here, however, and this should age very nicely for another 3-7 years or longer.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • California
  • Grape
  • Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 15.1%
  • Cases Produced
  • 2000
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2023
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Like its predecessors (Lots 487, 386, 362, and 321), Lot 522 is made from a Zinfandel core with generous amounts of Petite Sirah and Syrah blended in. Sourced from Contra Costa vineyards east of Mount Diablo at the mouth of the Sacramento River delta, the grapes are protected from phylloxera (a root louse that wiped out France’s vineyards in the mid-19th century and ravaged California’s in the 1990s) by deep, sandy, well drained soils. Winemakers now drool over ancient 100+ year old, head-pruned Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Syrah vines planted in the late 1800s. Here the vines can dig more than 40 feet deep to seek sustenance which, in turn, results in small clusters of intense fruit. Lot 522 hails from ancient head-pruned vineyards in Contra Costa, each with an average vine age over 70 and 80 years old, with many well over 100. Aged in a mix of French and American oak, this is an instant classic and an unbeatable deal at $13.

Reviews

88 Reviews Total

miknat

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We really enjoyed this wine, wish we would have ordered more.

Noebobo

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The blends are some of my favorite CH wines. The great thing about CH is the price point for exceptional wines and Lot 522 is an outstanding example. Too bad it is gone.

J E

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Outstanding. Everyone loved it.

Tom

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Should have purchased more

Pbdavis6

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A good one for all occasions

metaluna

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This wine is a bit harsh with the first sip. Let it breath a bit to let the flavor out. It has a very deep and mellow flavor that is best with food. Very drinkable!

John

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Enough Zin to give it some spice; mouth-filling, nice finish, great value. It and the 509 are our go-to house reds. Four-and-a-half stars, actually.

Mike C

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Nice juice, not complicated, not hugely bold, but a bargain at the price. I've reordered.

JBRU

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This has become the go to wine at our big Sunday pasta dinners. This slightly juicy wine cuts right through the acidity of our rich meat sauce. If you call red sauce "gravy" you know exactly what I'm talking about.

preghetti

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Cannot find a better zin at this price point.