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.
Good wine for the money!
For the money, this wine is an excellent value. Solid black fruit very pronounced without being overbearing. Enjoy!
Popped and poured not knowing what to expect. Nose of ripe, black fruit, tobacco and Oak. Started off pretty hot but settled down nicely after breathing for a couple of hours. Bold notes of blueberry, blackcurrant - dark and fruit forward with well integrated tannins. Great structure and a medium finish.
Wonderful...too bad it’s sold out :-(
Starts out fruity and gets smoother after it sits.
Don't listen to Dan!
This is an excellent Cab - no matter your tastes not below 4 stars. I ordered multiple bottles of this over multiples order and always found myself filling my remaining case with this wine. I have set aside 12 to enjoy in years to come. If available I recommend ordering the remaining while still available.
meh...I wasn't impressed
strange aftertaste...I didn't like it...not worth the price..I won't reorder
A bottle of this came with my club shipment. Shared it with our friends who alerted us to Cameron Hughes, and we all thought it was well balanced.
A little more than we usually spend on a bottle, but was worth it for a special occasion. Agree that it opens up and should breath a while. love it!
one of my favorites
definitely one of my favorites. I decant for about an hour. excellent value for the price
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.