Lot 612 | 2015 Sonoma County

Red Blend

Our third blockbuster release for the fall season!

$24.00

(31 Reviews)

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

Lot 612 2015 Rockpile Red Blend

Lot 612 | 2015 Sonoma County

Red Blend

$24.00

(31 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Opens with punchy blue fruit and a raspberry accent, followed by chocolate and pepper. A powerful, integrated structure with lots of red fruit and rocky minerality follows on the palate – the volcanic nature of its mother soil is fully on display. This is one of the darkest wines we’ll release this year – it looks more like Petite Sirah, and is just as powerful. Still shifting and evolving in the bottle, it moves between blueberry, cassis, and chocolate from day to day. One thing I am sure about however: this is a hell of a bottle of wine, and another prime cellar candidate.

  • Vintage
  • 2015
  • Appellation
  • Sonoma County
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Malbec 50%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.8%
  • Cases Produced
  • 400
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2028
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

With only a couple hundred planted acres in the Rockpile AVA, there is very little to go around, and Lot 612 is sourced from the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Rockpile. Having changed hands a few years ago, new ownership is building out an “experience” on the property and produced a bit of wine based on an opening date. The project got pushed back a bit, so yours truly was given access to 20 barrels of single-vineyard Cabernet and Malbec. The winemaking here is top class, and other bottlings sourced from this vineyard sell around $60/bottle. At $24, it’s a total steal.

Reviews

31 Reviews Total

James

Verified Purchase

We love the Rockpile area (great zins), so we waited for an occasion to open this one until August 2018. It had really come together by the time we opened it, but of course it's too late to order more. Darn. This was an elegant wine, very rich. More please!

Dave

Verified Purchase

Liked it enough to buy 3 times... sorry it's sold out!

612

Verified Purchase

This is a bold wine. The combination of Cab and Malbec is very rich and has the tannins you would expect from two powerful grapes. I think this would be great with food but we tend to drink for enjoyment more!

Freddie

Verified Purchase

Definitely should be decanted for the best experience. Agree Malbec fans will like this. Has an earthy note. Very satisfying Definitely a keeper.

Pliny & Deb

Verified Purchase

Last night, we broke open our "test" bottle of 612 with high hopes based on the reviews. Out of the bottle without decant, it was very dry, somewhat bitter, and unbalanced. Three hours later after decant, it revealed more balance, and showed it's fruit to be sour cherry. Could be it will be great with time, but this one didn't work for us. Rare CH disappointment, since we have ordered and reordered the wonderful 561, 562, and 537 Zins, the 604 & 609 Cabs, 595 Chard, etc. which were all great values.

BillyG

Verified Purchase

Very good quality juice that is full bodied and dark. Blueberry, plum and Yum. I think this needs about a year in the bottle to explode.

Randy

Verified Purchase

Very dry , medium body , a little earthy. Definitely a Cab Malbec Blend.
Reminded me of some Argentina Bab/ Malbec blends I have had.

Nick

Verified Purchase

This one needed a 24 hour decant for everything to come together at this point. However, after that, blue fruit and rock on the nose. Nice initial punch of blue fruit and rock on the palate with a slight earthiness at the tail end. Not overly complex but the initial impact and straight forward richness make this wine quite satisfying.

Kaelig

Verified Purchase

I get prune on the nose, licorice and slight eucalyptus notes on the palate. To me those are undesirable so I gave it a 2 star review. For a few more dollars you can get a 4-5 stars cab like the 611 or the 615.

Tim & Katie

Verified Purchase

Decanted for about 3 hours, this wine came to life! Perfect blend of Cab and Malbec. Ordering more before it's gone!