Lot 663 | 2016 Rutherford
A fabulous Rutherford Cabernet from a fabulous vintage - you won't want to miss this. Compare at $125/bottle.
Regular Price: $35.00
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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.
It's become my go to CH cab
I have purchased 663 numerous times now and in fact, have more being delivered tomorrow.
It has become my go to cab since I can't get 709 and 614 anymore both of which were top tier.
Many reviewers have noted that it needs to breathe for awhile after opening. I completely agree.
Dark ruby with a wonderful bouquet of dark cherry. Sumptuous ripe fruit on the palate with very pleasing spices. Let this one breathe for an hour or two (we're at 6,000+ ft). We drank a bottle and immediately ordered a couple more cases. This wine should cellar well but we are drinking it now.
Opened the bottle about an hour before our meal to give time for breathing. Really good.
We really enjoyed this wine. Refreshing and bold. Was an all around hit
Jammy & Satisfying
Had on a special occasion - smooth with a satisfying mouth feel. Not overpowering but complex.
Opened the bottle about an hour before our meal to give time for breathing.
Was not disappointed, very smooth and full bodied.
Completely met Cam's discription.
Initially, pretty oak forward, but turned subtle in a matter of minutes. Very complex aroma....crushed rock, some blackberry, plum, soft chocolate note. Flavor is similar....well balanced, very subtle complexity. A bit tight right out of the bottle, but super solid wine. I have liked others at this price point more, but this is really solid and delicious.
Go to wine
This one that I take to parties and special occasions love the way it tastes in your mouth
An OUtstanding Cab!
We saved this wine for a special occasion and it was the hit of the evening. Great fruit and just enough tannin for a nice balance. We'll be
ordering more of this one!
Gorgeous Rutherford Cabernet. Lots of dark fruit, opaque in the glass. Good now and sure to be better in another 18 months. Great value.