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.
Allow Plenty of Time after Opening
This was better the 2nd night, after our 2 glasses on the 1st night. Pours almost black. We did vacuum pump after the 1st night. It had a much smoother mouth feel and finish and was - delicious.
Smooth and Rich
Trying some of the 2016s out and this one is really good. Plenty of fruit that finishes smooth (after a nice decant). Look forward to trying again in a year or so.
Might be one of the best CH wines we have tasted. Full body with tons of fruit and structure. Have been disappointed in many of the CH wines lately but this one has held up extremely well.
I would stand this up against other $75-$100 cabs in the same region. This is a great value.
Loved this wine. It will only get better with age!
I love Rutherford wines. With high expectations I eagerly opened this wine. The nose didn't draw me in. I let it sit for a time thinking it may need time to open up. It was a little bitter. Not a lot of fruit...or tannin. Alot of alcohol on the nose and it didn't finish well. Very dry.
Robust and flavorful. Will not disappoint.
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.