Lot 613 | 2013 Red Mountain
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The black core shows the power of this wine, and its extended time in barrel is reflected in the brickish red rim. The nose is delicately nuanced but potent nevertheless, with concentrated black currant and cassis framing uplifted minerally/loamy red fruit with notes of leather and smoke. The aromatic evolution adds cedar, black cherry, and mocha/chocolate to the mix, but the overall shifting and changing aromas are a hint of more to come. Full-bodied on the palate and richly textured, with nicely grained tannins supporting nuanced black cherry fruit and chocolatey oak in a long, youthful finish just beginning to reveal itself.
Be sure to decant for a couple hours for your drinking pleasure in the short term.
- Red Mountain
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2032
- Release Email
Red Mountain is a region better known for structure and power than ultra-ripe fruit, and Lot 613 is no exception. It comes to us from a historic family-owned estate and is very much an “old school” Cabernet (something you Bordeaux lovers out there will appreciate).
Sourced directly from the producing winery’s flagship Reserve offering, this is a prime example of Red Mountain terroir, and 28 months in barrel (60% new oak) has done a fantastic job of integrating the big structure of this wine and bringing the fruit forward. It’s the perfect wine for pairing with a thick, juicy steak, and will also cellar gracefully for another 15+ years.
As a Washingtonian I drink a lot of WA wines. I helped bottle 1200 cases a week ago at a 7500 case winery, helped bottle 1400 cases at a 13,000 case winery on Tuesday and will help bottle 2000 cases next week at a Custom Crush facility with 20 wineries there now. So, I have somewhat of a WA palate, even though I lived near Napa in the 1980’s and explored many of the wineries. It is hard to believe that 613 is over 15% alcohol as it is so soft and easy to drink. Part of that is because it is Red Mountain, which brings that type of softness to the palate. We found the tannins still there, but Moving towards the background as chocolate and light, but bright, berries come through. It was great with a tenderloin filet tonight, but it so good just as a sipper afterwards. We wonder if it might be either Kiona or Fidelitas.
I'm usually not a fan of red wines, but the Cabernet Sauvignons that I've purchased from Cameron Hughes are the exceptions! The description of this one is spot on and it was delicious with both my steak & dessert (chocolate cake
I'll add a disclaimer that we opened a bottle of all of our 2015 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.
Again, this isn't a Napa cab so you have to adjust what you are looking for a bit. I found this meaty, maybe even a bit smoky. I enjoyed the taste but I felt that this would do better with food than on its own. As I have said for all the 2015's to this point....let it rest another year or three if you can. You won't regret it.
Nice Washington cabernet
This is a nice Washington cabernet. I did buy more, and I'm enjoying one right now!
I love CH Red Mountain cabs always very interesting
Very nice and still young
Outstanding nose. Nice fruit. Much better after a couple of hours. This wine will age very well. If you have some, take your time and let it rest. A very, very nice cab. Did not think that a Washington cab could be this nice.
Have had a couple of the CH Red Mountain cabs now, and none of them disappoint. This is no exception. Decant, and drink with food.
Really opened up
This cab was good the first night but a bit heavy. The second night really opened it up and even though it's a rich wine, it was much more flavorful when it was left to breath.
Really enjoyed this one. Full bodied and robust. Will need more for my cellar.
Took a bit to open up. Day 2 was outstanding.