Lot 606 | 2014 Rutherford
This is it - our biggest release of the year. In the footsteps of Lots 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 555, and 600, Lot 606 is a superstar from one of the most famous names in Napa Valley history.
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2032
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Our “Centennial” Lots anchor our big Cabernet releases each fall, and are selected using one criteria above all others – delivering super high end wine to you at an incredible price. There are always a handful of fine candidates, but in the end, there could only be one. In the footsteps of Lots 200, 300, 400, 500, 555, and 600, Lot 606 is a spectacular heir to its predecessors.
Along with the alluvials of Oakville, the west side benchlands of Rutherford remain one of the most hallowed sites to devotees of Napa Valley Cabernet. Lot 606 hails from one of the most iconic vineyards and legendary names in Rutherford; this is the dirt that put Napa Valley on the map, and made the phrase “Rutherford Dust” a household phrase among wine lovers.
This wine is the definition of the vintage: open knit, complex, lively and energetic. It doesn’t get much sexier than this, and you just don’t find Cabernet of this character at this price. It was presented to me by the winery as sourced from their $200/bottle Cabernet program; having done a bit more inquiry, I'm convinced this is a blend from their $200+ and $100+ bottlings, but once you go into the triple digits, who's splitting hairs? Any way you slice it, this is exceptional value in Napa Cabernet.
I love it when you guys "mysteriously" find lots hidden in the basement. 606 was amazing when Cam released it and now with 6 years of age added, it is phenomenal. It needed about 30 minutes to breathe. I bought a bunch, I recommend you do the same before its gone.
a nice 2014 Rutherford
Lot 606 recently became available and I jumped on a case. Rutherford 2014 cabernet in 2021 for $29 is a no brainer. On the pour you have a very deep opaque inky ruby color with a brick red rim and decent viscosity. On the nose there is definite blackberry and black cherry notes with hinds of cedar. On the palate I realized I should have given this 2014 cab a healthy decant. The next bottle I open I will give a two hour decant. There are grippy tannins with more acidity than I was expecting. The finish is long and dry. Lot 606 still needs a few more years in the bottle before it really starts to shine. It is still drinkable now but is hinting it well be a great wine in the near future.
Not what I thought
I don't know if Covid has messed up my taste, but this wine was not what I expected. It was a deep purple color with a closed nose. After about an hour or so, it opened up somewhat. It can be drunk now but I suspect that it will be better in a couple of years. It is not a big cab (which I like) but it is more like a French wine. Concentrated fruit that did not open up even after 24 hours in the bottle with a Vac u Vin. I had hoped that it would be much better at this point in time.
Another Great Value from CH
Well I have enjoyed a number of the 606 wines, and was fortunate to save one till now. Still wonderful 6 years later. Mot sure it was my favorite of the low 600's but still really, really good. For those holding them I think it may be ready to drink now.
I'll add a disclaimer that we opened a bottle of all of our 2014 varieties over the last two weeks. I know these reviews won't help with purchasing advice but hopefully helps those who may still have these laying down.
Lots of hype to this one and I have to admit that while I think this is excellent, it was not in my top 2-3 from this vintage. For my tastes I will certainly take 609 over this. That said, this is really good wine. It's a mouthful...lots going on and maybe in my estimation, it doesn't tie up as neatly and smoothly as some others. I'm going to age the rest that I have for another 2 or 3 years...I think that will help to let the flavors continue to harmonize. All the elements are here and they are here in a very big way...now I just have to be patient and let it all come together,
I Love This Wine!
I opened this bottle with mixed emotions. Excited because I haven't enjoyed Lot 606 is over a year, but a bit sad because it was my final bottle. The wine continues to drink wonderfully. So smooth and integrated, it’s hard to put down. Good to the last drop.
Wonderful bold red. Pairs great with dark chocolate. Really nice. Definitely will be ordering more!
Blew the doors off! Had with a good steak. Great color and nose. All I would expect from a top shelf Cab. Obviously not filtered. Great finish. As noted here in another review, it should be decanted and rest for an hour or 2.
Big, bold red, wonderful after decanting a little over two hours.
This is what we love CH for. Fantastic deal.
Wait Before Drinking!
Initially we tried this wine way-too-soon and were non-plused by it. Now, wish we had more. Definitely needs not only a long sleep but a long decant as well, 3 hours. It is smooth and quite satisfying. I was surprised that it improved so much.