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.
663 is a very structured and complex wine. Decanter needed. Wine really evolved 2+ hours. Excited to see where this wine is headed with a few years of cellaring.
A Fabulous Wine
This is a reorder for me, and a wonderful buy. I normally try to stay under $25 for my selections, but I decided to splurge a bit with this wine. Good decision! Decant the wine for an hour or more and enjoy a fabulous treat. I suspect this wine will continue to improve with age.
Classic napa cab. Opens up after a bit of time. Will likely age well, also good immediately.
One of Cam's best picks
Bought two cases and also sent bottles to friends and relatives. Excellent now with long decant, but will age well and get better and better.
This is really good now, and I hope I'll be able to hold onto a few bottles for a while because it will only get better. The problem is, every weekend when I visit my 88 year-old father he asks, do you have any more of the 663?
Let it breathe for about two hours. Went great with a prime strip steak.
Have bought a total of 18 bottles.
Very Special Wine
Excellent from start to finish. I decanted the bottle for a good 90 mins or so, and it opened up nicely. A keeper which can be drunk now or later.
This wine is fantastic today and should hold up very nicely. Old world structure with good fruit and well-balanced tannins. I'm buying more today to put up in the cellar.
What a Wine!
Was fortunate to grab several bottles of this spectacular cab during a recent sale. It made an already great value that much better. The level of complexity and depth to this wine is outstanding, and I'm looking forward to drinking the remaining bottles I purchased.
Nice.. This is top shelf cab. This one could even stand a few more years in the cellar. Very good value for the price.