Lot 607 | 2014 Walla Walla Valley
92 Pts & Gold Medal, SF Int'l Wine Competition; 96 Pts & Platinum Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge; A Cabernet Sauvignon blockbuster from an iconic Washington state producer that sells for $100+ under the original label.
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- Walla Walla Valley
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2035
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Getting better with age
I have a number of these left so I thought I would see how it is after a few more years. It is definitely on the right track as it seems a bit more mellow than I remember. It is fun to track the differences over time.
Needs More Time
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.
Obviously the $25 price point made this attractive. I liked the wine, and probably did it no favors in tasting it along with all these big rich Napa cabs these past couple of weeks. But the fact is, its good, but it doesn't stack up to anything between 601-606. It just seems disjointed and is not a harmonious sip of nice red. It's dark and dense but doesn't quite follow through on the promise of that. I tend to think this just needs more time, so I am going to wait on the rest for at least two years and let all of it knit together.
Big and Loud
I wanted to like this wine, but at a less-than-attractive price point, I was not blown away. I probably should have left it longer in the bottle, but came away a tad disappointed with this one.
I purchased Lot 607 based on the many reviews. Many mentioned to allow the wine to breath for best results. (We stored the wine in our wine cellar.)
When it came time to drink the wine, we opened the wine and let it breath for a couple of hours. Unfortunately, the wine did not "open up" and to make matters worse had a lot of sediment. I am hopeful my other bottle will be better. (BTW - This is the first bottle from CH that I have been disappointed in.)
Bold and Complex
This wine is an outstanding value. We've cellared for quite a while and opened one of the two bottles. We decanted an hour before the meal and it was delicious.
Very dense, somewhat chalky Washington State Cabernet. I liked a lot; wife wasn't a big fan- she is more used to some of the California fruit forward cabs.
Now a big fan of Walla Walla Valley
This is another hit from Walla Walla valley. It is really big and rich but after letting it decant for a few hours it is one of my favorites. I am glad I got a bunch before it sold out.
Rich, dense Washington State cab
Yummy after opened for a while. This is a rich and dense Washington State cabernet. Will set aside my other bottle for a while to see how it develops.
2nd bottle even better than first
First bottle was over 1.5y ago (and way too early, though excellent after long decant). Now it is really great. Big, rich, now well integrated. Just great.
Let the 2nd bottle wait a bit, and it’s well worth it. Favorite from Walla Walla so far...