Cameron Hughes Syrah Lodi Lot 6 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: Think Cote Rotie. Smoke, bacon and leather, red fruits and pomegranate announce this monster of a wine. The 15.5% alcohol and massive extraction wallop the pallet, smoothing out into a big chocolate and leather finish with very little tannin. Cameron Confidential: A buddy of mine made this wine and approached me after a few vintages of difficult sales to gather my interest in buying the '02 and '03 vintages in bulk. Apparently, while he was very happy with the wine, most of his distributors were on the East Coast. His customers, not being familiar with the Lodi appellation, were unwilling to pay the $25+ price tag. After tasting the wine we immediately committed to the entire '02 and '03 productions. Lodi is a region already known for intense, powerful Zinfandels. It is now rapidly becoming known for its Rhone varietals too, such as Syrah and Grenache. Hot days are cooled by breezes blowing in off the Sacramento Delta. This wine is a single-vineyard designate (but we agreed to not publish its name), was cropped in at less than two tons per acre, pumped over three times daily and aged 14 months in new French oak. The vineyard resides in the rolling hills of the northeastern corner of the appellation, just as it pushes into the Sierra Foothills.

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Varietal: Syrah
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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

Notes: Think Cote Rotie. Smoke, bacon and leather, red fruits and pomegranate announce this monster of a wine. The 15.5% alcohol and massive extraction wallop the pallet, smoothing out into a big chocolate and leather finish with very little tannin. Cameron Confidential: A buddy of mine made this wine and approached me after a few vintages of difficult sales to gather my interest in buying the '02 and '03 vintages in bulk. Apparently, while he was very happy with the wine, most of his distributors were on the East Coast. His customers, not being familiar with the Lodi appellation, were unwilling to pay the $25+ price tag. After tasting the wine we immediately committed to the entire '02 and '03 productions. Lodi is a region already known for intense, powerful Zinfandels. It is now rapidly becoming known for its Rhone varietals too, such as Syrah and Grenache. Hot days are cooled by breezes blowing in off the Sacramento Delta. This wine is a single-vineyard designate (but we agreed to not publish its name), was cropped in at less than two tons per acre, pumped over three times daily and aged 14 months in new French oak. The vineyard resides in the rolling hills of the northeastern corner of the appellation, just as it pushes into the Sierra Foothills.

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