Lot 662 | 2016 Sonoma Valley
A superstar Cabernet from Sonoma Valley you'll definitely want to pick up by the case - compare at $100/bottle.
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- Sonoma Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2028
- Release Email
Produced by a Napa Valley winery from a Sonoma Valley vineyard just west of the famed Monte Rosso Vineyard (and by just west I mean maybe a few hundred yards down the hillside), this wine was an absolute standout, not only holding its own but outperforming Oakville and Rutherford offerings from the same winery at double the price.
Dark, inky, and exquisite, it’s a beautiful Cabernet that perfectly sums up the 2016 vintage with its combination of power, finesse, beguiling aromatics, and supple mouthfeel. Perfectly proportioned in every way and a terrific testament to underappreciated terroir of the cooler hillside regions in the southern portions of Sonoma Valley, this is some of the classiest juice you’ll ever see at $29/bottle – not surprising, given the fruit for this wine was the anchor component in a $100/bottle Icon-level Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is a keeper!
Just pouring it in the glass gives a clue... intense, inky. It does explode, if it has enough air. Decanting it and giving it some breathing room will unlock its full potential. Of course, holding on it for a couple of years is also good! Great value for the price.
Lovely wine. I'm going to cellar it for a year or two. It'll only get better.
The color (almost black) and the noise were great, but seemed a bit thin and lacking in fruit. I think it needs more aging and a much longer decant. Looking forward to opening more bottles in a couple of years.
Nice wine, though I think it would benefit from being in the bottle a little longer.
Agree with another reviewer, liked the 663 better.
It was ok.
I've only had one bottle so I will temper this review. In my summary I noted "it was ok" and it was, but maybe I need to try another bottle especially after reading some other good reviews. To me, maybe it was a bit too fruity for my taste. To each his own!!
Dark, rich and delicious
This wine is developing beautifully. Nice, full body with a tongue coating feel to it. The flavors explode in your mouth and continue to last after the wine is gone. Aromas are subdued but are more prominent now (March, 2019) than when first released. At this price this may be the best value of Cam's current releases.
Beautiful deep dark color with an amazingly soft mouth feel with very structured tannins and a remarkable finish that seemed to linger on forever. I’m reminded of another fantastic cab from the same area with a catchy little name (Artists Series)!!!
Great Potential, Wonderful Value
Stacks of fruit and well balanced tannins. I am going to wait another year before trying my next bottle (shame - it will probably be sold out by then...)
A very good Cab!
Terrific nose, great balance of earthiness and dark fruits, and a long finish. Best enjoyed after decanting. Very good value for the price!