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Cameron Hughes Lot 99 2004

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Taste: This Cabernet Franc presents a pretty, oaky vanilla nose with underlying fruit and elegant rose petals. There is not a hint of green in this wine as is often found in Cabernet Franc. The fruit is all black and blue with cassis and blackberry. The tannins are firm but soft which create a wine that is approachable now but will best express itself when paired with food. Try pairing with roast beef, steak, hamburgers or ribs. Cameron Confidential: This wine was the red-headed stepchild of a larger deal with a huge multi-national wine company. Clearly they had no idea what to do with 30 barrels of top quality cabernet franc – way past the market in terms of vintage and unsaleable from a marketing perspective – how many Lake County Cab Francs do you see flying off the shelf? Yep. None. That’s where CHWine comes in – savior to outcasts, lover of red-headed step-children and killer deals – we drove an embarrassingly hard bargain enabling us to sell this beauty for $10. If you like big, rich, oaky reds and killer QPR look no further.

Region: USA » California » Lake

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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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 Lot 99

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
2.50 5
11/14/2008

Big and sweet with a fair dollop of underlying sweet toasty oak adding depth to the warm, sweet and spicy cherry pie and spiced plum fruits with a touch of sweet licorice.and just a whisper of herbaciousness lilting out of the glass. Soft and chocolaty in the mouth with some wood tannin right up front. Spicy wood and black earth tones meld on the palate which has jammy flavors but a fresh, balanced feel. Finish is a bit short and with a bit of alcohol, vanilla and drying wood tannin. 86pts


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3.00 5
11/14/2008

Aroma is oaky with a lot of smooth vanilla and is pretty hot. Palate is quite silky smooth with deep black fruit flavors and powdered sugar. It tastes almost artificial but is easy drinking.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
11/14/2008

Brutal blackberry and alcohol come out with guns blazing, and sugar's riding shotgun. Pretty great for $10 actually.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
11/14/2008

Very interesting and enjoyable. Strong tanins immediately remind me of an approachable pinot noir but the flavor evolves into something more complex. Tastes a lot more expensive than it is.

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  • Snooth User: Philip James
    112,550
    4.50 5
    10/23/2008

    Light dusty nose. Violets. Light, even for a cab franc, but beautifully aged. Drying tannins on the finish. Very nice, well balanced, and the best Cameron Hughes wine I've ever tried (and ive had 10+)


    Snooth User: Philip James
    112,550
    4.50 5
    11/08/2008

    Beautiful nose of lilac and earthy berries. Very dusty and dry but well balanced with a sweet finish. Very good for the price.


    Snooth User: Leigh Metcalfe
    11564431
    3.00 5
    01/02/2009

    Beautiful nose, rich and warm. Very, very strong tannins, a bit bitter and hard to drink alone, better paired with food.


    Snooth User: Underceige
    14868627
    3.50 5
    03/09/2009

    Three and a half glasses



    Taste: This Cabernet Franc presents a pretty, oaky vanilla nose with underlying fruit and elegant rose petals. There is not a hint of green in this wine as is often found in Cabernet Franc. The fruit is all black and blue with cassis and blackberry. The tannins are firm but soft which create a wine that is approachable now but will best express itself when paired with food. Try pairing with roast beef, steak, hamburgers or ribs. Cameron Confidential: This wine was the red-headed stepchild of a larger deal with a huge multi-national wine company. Clearly they had no idea what to do with 30 barrels of top quality cabernet franc – way past the market in terms of vintage and unsaleable from a marketing perspective – how many Lake County Cab Francs do you see flying off the shelf? Yep. None. That’s where CHWine comes in – savior to outcasts, lover of red-headed step-children and killer deals – we drove an embarrassingly hard bargain enabling us to sell this beauty for $10. If you like big, rich, oaky reds and killer QPR look no further.

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