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Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Lot 159 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rich and soft on the nose with notes of sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, and pineapple fruit. In the mouth this is large scaled with a sweet entry and a very round, popularly styled mouthfeel that just rolls across the palate. It’s really fruit, and fruit forward for that matter with a creamy finish. A definite winner for the cocktail wine crowd, but I prefer a bit more acid and elegance from my Chardonnay. 86pts

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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 Santa Barbara County Lot 159

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/21/2010

Rich and soft on the nose with notes of sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, and pineapple fruit. In the mouth this is large scaled with a sweet entry and a very round, popularly styled mouthfeel that just rolls across the palate. It’s really fruit, and fruit forward for that matter with a creamy finish. A definite winner for the cocktail wine crowd, but I prefer a bit more acid and elegance from my Chardonnay. 86pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/30/2010

Yeasty ripe-fruit nose, with mango, pineapple, and coconut. The mouth is heavy and tropical, notably with banana. I liked drinking this.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,963
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/06/2010

Pleasant melon nose. Moderate well balanced acidity. Melon and lemon with a slight gruff touch on the bready finish.


Snooth User: wmcarter
42647723
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/06/2010

This is an oustanding chard and a great value. Buy it!


Snooth User: Watchguy2
79204011
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/06/2011

This isn't a typical pop the cork and drink Chardonnay. Be sure not to drink it very cold. Let the bottle air out for a little while and then warm up in the glass if it has been in a refrigerator. Swirl to release all of the wonderful flavors and you will be very pleased. It taste much better than the price, typical for Cameron Hughes wines.


External Reviews for Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Lot 159

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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

With a brilliant golden center, our Chardonnay radiates with warm asian pear, baked apple and hazelnut flavors. Creamy in the texture, the wine unfolds with lovely notes of citrus, green tea and honeycomb.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

The initial flavors of peach and citrus are underlined with French oak. Portions of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation giving it a creamy texture with some crisp acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"This wine is wonderfully textured with a soft mouth feel




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