Lot 663 | 2016 Rutherford
A fabulous Rutherford Cabernet from a fabulous vintage - you won't want to miss this. Compare at $125/bottle.
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
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Quintessential Rutherford bench Cabernet, Lot 663 comes from an iconic producer in the region from an estate vineyard surrounded by Grgich Hills Estate, Alpha Omega, and Hewitt. Here, in the heart of western Rutherford, the gravelly, loamy benchland soils produce more ethereal wines, combining Bordeaux Grand Cru-like power and structure with Napa Valley sunshine.
This is an archetypal representation of the Rutherford bench that runs the length of the Mayacamas Mountains drainages on the western side of Napa Valley – a beautiful Cabernet marrying pedigreed soil with the respectful yet no-holds-barred winemaking (low yields, small lot fermentations, 60-70% new oak in this instance) it takes to not only to appeal to connoisseurs of the region, but to command $100+ tariffs. Combine this with the exceptional 2016 vintage, and you’ve got an incredible Cabernet we are beyond proud to offer.
Great Great Cab
wonderful, let it breathe
Nose of black fruits, very filling. Lots of fruit and tannin on the mouth, very dry finish, very nice Cab, we had with steak and mashed potatoes went very well, everyone liked this wine a lot.
As has been the case with the 2016’s...this clearly has all the components to be in that “epic” category. It’s still not harmonized although it is very, very good now after a decant. Give it some time to grow and you have a big time winner.
We received this wine in the wine club and were holding on to it because it is a bit more than we normally spend on a wine and we wanted it to be special. It did not disappoint. Paired with a great steak, baked potato and a salad, we were fat and happy!
Silky smooth, big and fruity on the open. There is a nice tannic mid palate taste with a dry lingering finish. Very enjoyable.
Yay Wine Club! Love trying wines I might not have chosen otherwise. This is a beautiful dark plum colored wine. It is bold and robust with a lot of good stuff going on in the flavor department.
Starts out Excellent
I bought a couple bottles of this about a year ago with the intent to cellar for a bit as most reviews stated it tasted young and needed some time. I caved and decided to open a bottle for a New Year's dinner party to serve with an assortment of other CH lots. I poured it into a decanter and let it set for about 3 hours before tasting. It starts out with a very nice mellow dark cherry hint, a bit of alcohol burn, but wow, did the tannins hit hard on the finish. My remaining bottle will stay in the cellar for a few more years.
Good to Hold
It is good now but will improve with time. For now I decanted it to enjoy smoother drinking.
This one needs to sit
I enjoyed the flavor profile but struggled to get over the alcohol - until the second glass that is.
I neglected to record what I ate with it. Maybe I couldn't remember after finishing it. :-)
This robust red is a wonderful treat. Wine club surprise.