Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lot 116 2007
Notes: Deep, dark brooding Cabernet, ruby-plum color with deep crimson rim. On the nose blackcurrant hits you right between the eyes with cassis intermixed with blackberries, chocolate, and damp earth. Nuances of moist underbrush are braced by cedary oak and excellent fruit purity. Despite its 10/30 weight structure this wine has charming texture accompanied by bold acidity and rich mid-palate tannins. With a lingering finish and full-bodied elegance, this Cabernet is nostalgic of some of Napa's most concentrated, structured, and long-lived wines. Cameron Confidential: From an 85 dollar bottle-program and the virtuoso wine maker that brought us Lot 133 2008 Atlas Peak Chardonnay, this primary blend is of a completely custom facility in Napa. Sourced from some of the best vineyards in Mount Veeder, Oakville, Rutherford, and Spring Mountain, this wine receives continual 91, 92, and 93 point scores. It does sit at the high point of our pricing at 22 dollars, but is absolutely worth every penny. Remember: this is not leftover barrel lots but the actual bottling blend from an $85/bottle program. I hate to say this again, but this is certainly amongst the Top 5 cabernet’s we have ever released. Recall also that 2007 is now being touted as the best on record for Napa Valley since 1999. If you haven’t figured this out yet, the 2007 Napa Valley sub-appellation Cabernets from CHW are all going to be in the top ranks of the wines we have produced.
Editorial Reviews for Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lot 116
crystallized blueberry, lots of oak here but lots of fruit as well, big smoke, leather, Bovril, notes on the nose, very broad, with a deep sweet note. Easy entry even though this is a big wine, pools of fruit, framed with big acids and tannins but all wrapped up in this velvety, deep, dark cherry fruit that powers through on the finish. It end a little sooner than I would hope but returns with a deep crème de cassis tone. This unfurls crème de cassis all over the palate, if that’s your thing this is a great choice. 90pts
Another great Napa wine pic from CHWine.com. Just in - Double Gold SF Chronicle. Big and bold with smooth tannins drink now or save for a few more years. A wonderful Napa cab at a price you can drink on Monday. The Wine Attic gives this a 90pt.
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