$35/bottle under the original label
Lot 181 2019 Amador County Cabernet Sauvignon was produced by a North Coast boutique winery from an exceptional crushed-granite vineyard in the Amador County foothills. With a emphasis on balance and focus while still delivering fruit-forward wines, Lot 181 was their effort to source an excellent Cabernet at a great price for their mailing list, an inaugural release that was better suited for less turbulent times in the wine business. It is one the best Cabernet's I've had from this region.
Built to the nines with well-integrated new French oak, this wine makes a fabulous everyday drinker/cellar defender delivering gobs of lush, hedonistic fruit but plenty of structure and excellent balance. It is already drinking well with just a month in the bottle. I am confident this wine would, at a minimum, retail somewhere in the $30-$40 range and it delivers tremendous value at just $18/bottle.
Medium-to-deep ruby in the glass with nice glycerine complexion. Ripe blackberry, creme de cassis and crushed red rock dominate the nose along with plenty of seasoned french oak that should integrate nicely over the coming months. Big, lush and supple on entry but balanced throughout, Lot 181 delivers Napa Valley quality black and red fruits laid out over mouthwatering acidity that beautifully lifts the ample fruit to a long, sustained finish. Absolute magic carper ride of a wine that should be ready to rock by the 4th of July!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
approximately 40-50% new French and American oak medium+ toast 14.9% alc. 600 cases available Bottled May 3rd, 2021