Lot 650 | 2016 Sierra Foothills

Cabernet Franc

150 cases of high altitude Cab Franc from a boutique producer.

$13.00

(12 Reviews)

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

Lot 650 2016 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc

Lot 650 | 2016 Sierra Foothills

Cabernet Franc

$13.00

(12 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

True to its varietal form and reflective of its volcanic terroir, Lot 650 is wonderfully fragrant, with black cherry and blackberry fruit underpinned with loamy olive, lavender spice, fresh turned black earth, and red rock dust notes. The 35% new French oak is extremely well integrated and speaks to the quality of this wood – uplifting rather than overpowering the pretty fruit. Medium-full-bodied on the palate, with cherry and black raspberry fruits up front turning darker and spicier as the tannins resolve in an elegant, yet persistent finish. I can’t emphasize enough what a classy, pure expression of Cabernet Franc we have here – weighing in at 14.3%, it’s wonderfully representative of the decade-long move towards more balanced, complex, terroir-driven expressions of fruit in a region that has historically valued the garrulous and overripe.

  • Vintage
  • 2016
  • Appellation
  • Sierra Foothills
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.3%
  • Cases Produced
  • 150
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2024
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

The first in a series of exceptional red wine values we’ve sourced from a family-owned, boutique North Coast winery that specializes in small-lot, top-quality wines made from certified organic vineyards in Lake County and the Sierra Foothills (and boasts a massive laundry list of 90+ scores and double gold medals from the past decade to boot).

Grown at 3,000 feet altitude in smartly-planted, conscientiously-farmed vineyards (you simply cannot produce organic fruit with anything less). Farmed to perfection and produced to be reflective of place and varietal, this is a powerful statement of quality. Already a terrific value under the original label, and an incredible deal under ours.

Reviews

12 Reviews Total

Paul

Verified Purchase

Only got 4 when first released, and just came back for more... TOO LATE! I'll keep an eye out for other offerings from this producer, because 650 was absolutely outstanding. We love our Cab Franc here in Virginia, and this was spot-on.

Natalie

My sister is in the wine club and we tried this over the weekend, I was hoping to order a few bottles but it is sold out. We really enjoyed this wine and what a great price.

JK, Special K

Verified Purchase

1st wine I tasted from my 1st purchase @CH. Medium-full bodied wine, balanced, with cherry, berry flavors. Exceptional value . Sorry it sold out so quickly (3 hours). I was fortunate to be on my email when released. I'll look forward to next years vintage of Sierra Foothills Cab Franc.

John Karas

PDX

Verified Purchase

We enjoyed this wine. Great price. Should have bought more before it sold out!

Pat

Verified Purchase

I am enjoying the case of wine. Shared with my family and everyone seemed to enjoy

Jonathan G

Verified Purchase

I was really looking forward to this wine because I normally love Cab Franc. I have to agree with Tom (previous reviewer), that I wasn’t super impressed. Good value, but was hoping for a little better tasting wine. I tasted it immediately after opening, after 1 hour decant, 2 hours, and 24 hours. It did improve, but maybe it needs a little more time in the bottle to settle down a little bit.

MvE

Verified Purchase

This is a nice approachable cab franc. Good fruit. Good minerals and definitely worth the price. Glad I grabbed a couple cases

byrdstan

Verified Purchase

Really enjoyed. Glad I bought early!

Jim Y

Verified Purchase

Slate, rocky notes, but there's a deep, rich berry component and a hint of mint. Rich, tart cherry, loamy, slight tannin finish. Well balanced and delicious. This was a deal....too bad I can't order more.

walt

Verified Purchase

Deep color. On the nose, primarily minerals. Limestone, slate, petrol, and underlying red fruit scents. Upon tasting, this is where the taste is incongruent with the nose. Lively acidity, sour cherry, tannins are subdued but offer necessary backbone. Medium lasting finish with more minerals. Excellent value. Hope CH is able to acquire more of the Cabernet Franc.