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
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- 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.
Big and Beautiful!
As others have mentioned, this wine needs to open up. Even after two hours it was a bit tight. After that, it kept getting better. Also think it would improve with age. I will save the other bottle for a couple more years.
This wine was great with my dark chocolate! I don’t buy wines at this price point on my own choosing, so it was a nice treat to receive it in my monthly shipment! My husband & I really enjoyed it!
Purchased this wine a number of times.
Dark mulberries over subtle soil and a bit of crispness that reminds me of a nice apple. Big mouthful of sweet goodness. Higher price, but so good. This is not my everyday wine. Pricey for Cam options, but worth it. I save this for myself or dinner with friends who care about good wine. It's dynamite.
Good not great
This cab was pretty good but not as good as the other CH cabs I've tried. I let it breathe for a couple of hours but it just didn't knock my socks off.
Maybe I'll have to try it again.
We just love this wine. It was a very rewarding treat. Perfect with dark chocolate. Nice dry finish.
Luscious Cab at reasonable price
Like others have mentioned, the lot 663 Rutherford Cab benefits from an hour or two of decant time. I pour my glass an hour before I begin to savor it and it continues to get more flavorful, smooth, and rich over the next hour or two. Really rich fruit flavor then comes through; cherry and raspberry to my palate. This is a classy flavor heavyweight with a pleasing complex finish. I have gone back and bought more.
Very Good Rutherford Cab
I really enjoyed this cab. I did decant for an hour or two before serving as was recommended by other reviewers.
A VERY GOOD RUTHERFORD CAB BUT NEEDS DECANTING TO BRING IT TO ITS TRUE POTENTIAL
Shall wait and see
I opened this a few hours after UPS delivered it to me. Perhaps this particular one couldn't handle that as well as others have from CHW. I wasn't blown away in any regard over the course of the subsequent 2 hours. Reading all the praise, I am confident my experience shall be different down the road. Comparing to all the other Fall 2016 Cabernets I have tasted, I am rating my experience 3.5 stars (for value) now; maybe will score higher down the road..