• SN: 90

    Snooth Editorial Score

    90

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lot 115 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: The richest of our latest Russian River Chardonnays, this wine features a brilliant gold hue and equally pretty nose of spicy apple, honey and pears. Deliciously round from oak ageing yet sprightly with great overall structure and balance. Finishes with pretty fruit and sweet oak notes. Absolutely delicious. Cameron Confidential: A famous Sonoma winery came to us late last summer with an opportunity: they had two ranches which they had contracted for additional growth but had been unable as yet to use the fruit. Rather than break the contracts they wanted to make the wines for us. With supply tightening on chardonnay we leapt at the opportunity. The house style of this producer is to produce a brighter style of RRV chardonnay with judicious use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. These wines are built to pair well with food and this is evidenced by the producer's huge presence on US wine lists. Their production processes are second to none with hand-sorting, whole cluster pressing, and top-quality French oak barrel fermentations. 85% of this blend was fermented and aged 6 months in new French oak barrels and is one of three blends we assembled from the numerous blocks harvested from two Russian River Valley Ranches. Compare at $25-30 which is where the producers RRV Chard is priced.

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.5 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Cameron Hughes Wine:
With an obsession for quality and innovation, Cameron Hughes Wine, founded by Cameron Hughes and partner Jessica Kogan, is dedicated to building a reputation for delivering the best domestic and international wine values in the marketplace today. Our focus is on buying at the high-end, small available 'Lots' of super premium wine. Because not all wine at the high-end is bottled, we rescue those... Read more
With an obsession for quality and innovation, Cameron Hughes Wine, founded by Cameron Hughes and partner Jessica Kogan, is dedicated to building a reputation for delivering the best domestic and international wine values in the marketplace today. Our focus is on buying at the high-end, small available 'Lots' of super premium wine. Because not all wine at the high-end is bottled, we rescue those 'Lots' do some stylistic blending and get it to you at a great price. Our company produces and markets wine under Cameron Hughes Lot Series, Flying Winemaker, Hughes-Wellman, RockRidge, and Evergreen. We do not own vineyards or ferment wine. Our business model is built around what we call in the industry the “spot” market for super/ultra premium bulk wines. We use our own palates as guides to deliver delicious, super premium wine that is easily accessible price and style-wise. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lot 115

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,744
4.00 5
02/14/2010

Nicely aromatic with butter framed apple and pear fruit. There’s vanilla cream and even a touch of hibiscus, banana and coconut to give this a bit of a tropical tone. Top notes of hazelnut and burnt sugar add a bit of contrast. On the palate the wine lacks the complexity of the nose but does offer a nicely focused, broad, yetcrisp mouthfeel with notes of green apple, mineral, and apricot that lead to a moderately long, yet refreshing and crisp finish. It’s a subtle yet rich wine to serve with a rich, complex dish, perhaps a long braised veal breast. 90pts


Member Reviews for Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lot 115

Add your review
3.50 5
02/17/2010

Clean ripe fruit, mostly peaches but some dried apricot. Palate has some light oak and tropical fruit notes.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
02/16/2010

Very floral and buttery nose that opens up into pear and orange peel notes. The mouth is very light, focussed on the fruit aspects. Lingers very nicely.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
02/16/2010

Nice round pear nose. Medium bodied with a gritty mealiness. Moderate acidity. Middle of the road.



Notes: The richest of our latest Russian River Chardonnays, this wine features a brilliant gold hue and equally pretty nose of spicy apple, honey and pears. Deliciously round from oak ageing yet sprightly with great overall structure and balance. Finishes with pretty fruit and sweet oak notes. Absolutely delicious. Cameron Confidential: A famous Sonoma winery came to us late last summer with an opportunity: they had two ranches which they had contracted for additional growth but had been unable as yet to use the fruit. Rather than break the contracts they wanted to make the wines for us. With supply tightening on chardonnay we leapt at the opportunity. The house style of this producer is to produce a brighter style of RRV chardonnay with judicious use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. These wines are built to pair well with food and this is evidenced by the producer's huge presence on US wine lists. Their production processes are second to none with hand-sorting, whole cluster pressing, and top-quality French oak barrel fermentations. 85% of this blend was fermented and aged 6 months in new French oak barrels and is one of three blends we assembled from the numerous blocks harvested from two Russian River Valley Ranches. Compare at $25-30 which is where the producers RRV Chard is priced.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network