Lot 643 | 2015 Paicines
Easily a top contender for Value Cabernet of the Year - absolutely incredible value for price in California Cabernet.
Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
- Release Email
The 2015 vintage offering from the same winery as our best-selling, 95pt score/Platinum Medal-winning Lot 524, and every bit as terrific.
Lot 643 is a dynamite value from the hidden gem that is the Paicines AVA, just past the Pinot and Chardonnay vineyards of the Monterey Coast on the other side of the Gabilan Mountains, nestled in the gravel and pebble mélange that comprises the alluvial flows of the San Benito River. Produced by a family of third generation growers from vineyards 1,000 feet up in these ancient alluvial washes, sourced from a $40/bottle Cabernet program, and aged in 35% new French oak.
Another Great Value
I loved this cab. I always love the oaky flavor in a good red, and this has it. What a great deal. Hard to go wrong with CH wines.
Up and coming region
We are always happy to try wines from emerging regions from CH since we get such good value for quality wines. We had tried the 524 last year about this time, and enjoyed it as an everyday wine. Same thing here with the Lot 643, just simply good wine for casual occasions.
A delicious wine! The nose is all black fruit--blackberry, black cherry. After the first taste, there's an herbal qualitty underneath, a healthy taste like breathing the air in Sequoia National Park. Maybe a touch of asparagus, just the right amount of oak. Had this with a very spicy Indian meal, and it stood up to the complexiities of the food with aplomb. Another memorable C-H wine, at an amazing price!
Cabs at this price point tend to be hit or miss. Cameron Hughes has come out with another hit! This is a well balanced wine with hints of dark fruit and leather on the nose, and a fruity taste with a soft mouth feel. You absolutely can't beat this for the price!
So much oak!
Not my favorite! Way too much oak for my taste, completely overpowers the grape. It's like someone poured vanilla extract in the bottle...
Very nice testing, I say a hint of dryness but my friend doesn't think so. Sits well on the tongue.
Another tasty cab
I love cabernets and this one was great. Haven't had a disappointing wine from here yet.
Hell of a Deal
The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because the more expensive wines like 662 are even better deals. This is an incredible cab for an amazing price. You cant go wrong.
Decent wine, Better value
It's hard to knock this wine as it has a very good price point. I poured a glass and noted black current and dark cherry. It's more of a fruit forward and the tannins are subdued. Overall, it's more of a bargain everyday drinkable wine. Classic CH value.
Definitely Great Value
I opened the bottle, pared two glasses and let them breath for a while. The dark color and blackcurrant nose was immediately noticeable and very pleasant. The tannins were present but not at all overpowering. Just right, Great finish too!