Lot 702 | 2016 Napa Valley
Epic Cabernet from the same iconic producer as Lots 200, 609, and 614 - three of the highest-rated wines in the history of the Lot program.
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I absolutely love the extraction from these guys. Pours a dark, dense core, greeting you with an initial aromatic wall of cassis, plum, blackberries, and crushed florals unfolding into red fruits, blueberries, and dark chocolate. This is a big boy on entry, with dark fruits and grippy tannins rounded out by soft leather and earth, wrapped in deftly balanced acidity. The long, dry finish is defined largely by terroir, with powerful oak and a kiss of toasted marshmallow upon exit. You definitely want a lot of these in your cellar to savor over the next decade.
- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2029
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Like its predecessors, an exceptionally tight NDA had to be signed for this wine, so what I can reveal here is limited: it’s sourced from the same legendary Oakville, Rutherford, and St Helena vineyards, made tip to tail with no expense spared by world class winemaking talent, and is an epic Cabernet from an iconic blue chip estate that has few peers. Compare at $175+/bottle.
This year's favorite so far
Great value, wish I didn't wait to try - would've liked to order a case.
Too bad it is gone...amazing stuff!
Cameron was right about this bottle...
I concur with Cameron. This is by far the best tasting and best value production of 2019. Can’t buy anymore but I will save a pair to enjoy in about 10 years. For those who have this limited 702, I would recommend the same. Save some for a special event in the future. Ty mr. Hughes.
Looks like we are not the only ones that loved this wine. Would love to buy more if it becomes available!
one of my favorites
i was reluctant to open this bottles for at least a couple of month but I was glad I did because I was compelled to order a second case before it was out of stock. When I first opened the bottle it was a somewhat close-nit and not really approachable like its predecessor Lot 609. Later in the day I poured a glass for my daughter returning fro grad-school and she said, "oh my you saved me the good stuff." I had to have another glass and she was right. Lot 702 really opened up into a very well balanced tasting of a very fine wine. The color was very deep almost inky. The nose let you know there is a lot going on in this bottle. Enough tannins and acidity to allow for a long life in the bottles. This is what I would consider a Best Value.
Meh...tries too hard
This wine feels like it’s trying to hard to be a better wine than it really is. Oak is way overstated—and I like oaky cabs if it tastes natural. Hard pass for me!
Wow, an epic Cabernet indeed! Bought one case and opened the first bottle yesterday. Fantastic. Wanted to buy another case, but its already sold out.
This is gonna cost me.
Bought a case of 699, then two cases of 700. Both incredible wines. THEN Cameron dropped 702 on us. Bought a case for us and one for friends we are visiting this holiday. Hyper decanted the first bottle poured a glass and 15 minutes later heaven now buying a second case before it runs out. If you never buys cases buy one of these. I don’t need to describe the wine Cameron did that. Decant the $&@“ out of it and your mind will be blown. Thank Cameron Hughes!!!
I think this one was too complex for me too truly appreciate. I let it decant for hours, which really opened it up. Overall I really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing how well it ages.
Of all of the the fantastic 2019 fall releases (how does Cam do it?), this is my fave. Big cassis and black fruit on the nose, perfect acid/fruit balance, and chocolate notes on the unbelievably long finish. Eminently drinkable now, this wine should age well. An astounding wine, and an astounding value.