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
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- 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'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.
Excellent Cab, Great Value
Very nice, full bodied cab, getting some cherry as well as an earthiness, nice pucker factor, coats the mouth and hangs around for a while. Definitely goes well with a nice big slab of meat.
Big cab and big value!
Big cab at a big value to match with a nice piece of steak.
Extraordinary Cab value!!
My family, friends, and I enjoyed this wine from the first sip - powerful cherry / kirsch, mocha. Decant this wine 30 minutes and you'll have the a wine ready to savor with Brillat Savarin, grilled ribeye and meat generally, or on its own late on a warm summer evening. Bought multiple cases and they are drinking superbly now (Dec 2018). Of the 600 series, my family and I prefer the lush, amazing 603 but this is an superb and yet accessible, affordable Cab from one of the top Cab regions in the world. Based upon this, we've since bought more Rutherford Cab from CH (663/664) and will continue to buy more when available.
Another great Cab. Wish I would have bought more.