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Cameron Hughes Merlot Napa Valley Lot 169 2007

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Notes: Deep ruby/purple with a matching rim. With bright fruit, layers of complexity, and charming tannins, this is a wine of texture, engaging the sense of depth on the palate. It shows a nose of fudge, espresso roast, sweet oak, and plenty of plums and currant fruit. In the choice between immediacy and complexity, this wine pleasingly leans slightly toward complexity. Fine-grained tannins and very well-integrated acids focus this wine, providing a great opportunity for aging. Cameron Confidential: This wine is a project that presented itself somewhat recently. Havens Winery, located just south of Yountville, was a short, quiet drive off Highway 29, Napa Valley’s main winery tour route. Havens had earned distinction for its Merlot, Syrah, and other red blends before being sold off due to the demise of distributor Billington Imports. We subsequently purchased all of their 2007 vintage Merlot as well as a few others that you may see in the near future. This wine boasts François Frères barrels and two of the top vineyards of Havens, so this wine is a big deal.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
05/07/2011

Dark ruby purple hue; aromas of black cherry, cedar and fruitcake; flavor notes of bright plum, black cherry and strawberry framed in sweet oak and eucalyptus, carried by soft tannins and sharp acids.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
06/08/2010

Thick, earthy nose with hints of cedar. Strong taste of chocolate with a silken, spicy, oaky finish


Snooth User: sparrowgirl
90252792
1.50 5
11/05/2011

One and a half glasses



Notes: Deep ruby/purple with a matching rim. With bright fruit, layers of complexity, and charming tannins, this is a wine of texture, engaging the sense of depth on the palate. It shows a nose of fudge, espresso roast, sweet oak, and plenty of plums and currant fruit. In the choice between immediacy and complexity, this wine pleasingly leans slightly toward complexity. Fine-grained tannins and very well-integrated acids focus this wine, providing a great opportunity for aging. Cameron Confidential: This wine is a project that presented itself somewhat recently. Havens Winery, located just south of Yountville, was a short, quiet drive off Highway 29, Napa Valley’s main winery tour route. Havens had earned distinction for its Merlot, Syrah, and other red blends before being sold off due to the demise of distributor Billington Imports. We subsequently purchased all of their 2007 vintage Merlot as well as a few others that you may see in the near future. This wine boasts François Frères barrels and two of the top vineyards of Havens, so this wine is a big deal.

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