Lot 575 | 2014 Red Mountain

Red Blend

98pts & Double Gold Medal, SF Int'l Wine Comp; 94 pts & Platinum Medal, 2017 Sommelier Challenge; The frontier for finding exceptional values in Cabernet has shifted north to Washington State (for now, at least), and I think today’s Red Mountain release will go down as one of our greatest finds.

$16.00

(187 Reviews)

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

Lot 575 2014 Red Mountain Red Blend

Lot 575 | 2014 Red Mountain

Red Blend

$16.00

(187 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Dark, almost opaque in the glass, the nose features an intense mélange of dark berry fruit, gamey black cherry, and spicy florals backed with chocolaty oak notes – everything here is perfectly proportioned and wonderfully integrated. It's linear and focused on the palate, with nuanced cherry fruit, red rock, and chocolate notes carried on a well-structured spine of perfectly integrated tannins.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Red Mountain
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.1%
  • Cases Produced
  • 2000
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2025
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

The Red Mountain AVA is the smallest in Washington, but when it comes to structure and intensity, it’s second to none. Actually not red at all (from a soil perspective), Red Mountain is named for the hue of its springtime “cheatgrass” that invaded Washington State in the late 1800s, and its famous vineyards are actually located on the backside of the mountain (which looks more like a ridge to me), where “eddies” pooled to drop layer upon layer of gravel and eventually highly alkaline loess soils. These well drained soils make for tight clusters and small berries, which in turn make for powerfully structured and intense reds.

Lot 575 is from one of the pioneers in the region, and sourced from their flagship cuvee. A blend of mostly Cabernet with a dash of Merlot and a small percentage of Syrah, this cuvee is cropped in around 3 tons to the acre and is aged in 60% new French oak (unheard of at this price point these days). Put this in equivalent dirt in Napa Valley and you’re at $75-100 a bottle just to get started.

Reviews

187 Reviews Total

KG

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Had this bottle since 2016...wish I would’ve experience its greatness before it was gone! Heaven! Dark, flavorful, medium bodied wine. The acidity combats w/ the dry... a beautiful blend! The more it opens up, the more the berries pop!

Ken

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So sad that this is sold out. All my guests gushed at what a yummy bottle of wine this is. I personally cannot drink wine

billvfitz

I'm a fan of red blends, but have sometimes been disappointed at the quality of some of them I've bought.

Not so with the C-H Lot 575 - what a great wine!

So many layers of flavors it's nearly impossible to describe except for "Yummy".

Smooth, easy to drink - works well with a wide variety of foods or just by itself.

It's a shame that it's all gone now - should have bought more!

Kevin

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Great wine. I wish I had more!

ML

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Another great CH wine. Smooth and a nice, medium-body red wine that is drinkable and approachable. Very satisfying blend.

bbran

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I am so disappointed that this is sold out. I'm down to my last 2 bottles and so upset that I didn't order a couple cases. This is hands down the best red blend I've ever had!

chuck

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Very nice flavorful wine

Tom

So sorry this is sold out. Fortunately, I have a couple of bottles yet to savor. CH, keep the Red Blends coming! Terrific blend!

buddyrough

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Not usually a fan of red grape mixtures but CH did a good job here. Smooth and pleasant but would like a little higher alcohol; and a hotter finish. That's just me, so everyone will like this to some degree

The Birdie King

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Cameron Hughes does an exceptional job of identifying delicious red wine blends and this wine from Washington state is as good or better than the previous releases from California. Delicious red now and will likely be so for a number of years