Cameron Hughes Zinfandel 2006

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Notes: Brick-red wine around the rim with a dark core. Soaring nose of tobacco leaf, cigar smoke, raspberries, plums, and chocolate is just about perfectly reflected in the palate—what you smell is what you taste. The alcohol is mid-weight for a Zin at 14.7%, but the overall build of the wine is substantial with great acidity and a long finish of sweet cigar smoke and tobacco leaf mixed with spicy red fruits. There is definitely some old-world elegance to this wine! Cameron Confidential: The winery that sold these wines to us put Amador County Zinfandel on the map with its single vineyard designates and famous old vine Zins. Times have been tough on the $25-and-over category, so these inventory reductions are not at all related to quality—quite the opposite, these folks would love to take these wines to market but simply don't see market being there. The wine is a blend of two different lots from two very famous, very old vineyards in Amador County, and they are the best of seven lots the winery released. The vines range in age greatly as the vineyards are slowly being replanted as old vines die off. Some are well over 140 years of age; all have been head-pruned since inception.

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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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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Source: WineChateau.com
02/24/2010

Lodi is to Zinfandel what Napa is to Cabernet. Lodi zins are big, powerful wines with great depth and complexity. This wine comes from vineyards with not just old vines but ancient vines, some 100 years old. The vines are low yield but provide fruit of excellent quality. There is dark fruit on the nose and a beautiful, intense dark-berry flavor on the palate. This wine has all the depth and complexity you'd expect. It is produced for us by one of California's most respected winemakers.



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Notes: Brick-red wine around the rim with a dark core. Soaring nose of tobacco leaf, cigar smoke, raspberries, plums, and chocolate is just about perfectly reflected in the palate—what you smell is what you taste. The alcohol is mid-weight for a Zin at 14.7%, but the overall build of the wine is substantial with great acidity and a long finish of sweet cigar smoke and tobacco leaf mixed with spicy red fruits. There is definitely some old-world elegance to this wine! Cameron Confidential: The winery that sold these wines to us put Amador County Zinfandel on the map with its single vineyard designates and famous old vine Zins. Times have been tough on the $25-and-over category, so these inventory reductions are not at all related to quality—quite the opposite, these folks would love to take these wines to market but simply don't see market being there. The wine is a blend of two different lots from two very famous, very old vineyards in Amador County, and they are the best of seven lots the winery released. The vines range in age greatly as the vineyards are slowly being replanted as old vines die off. Some are well over 140 years of age; all have been head-pruned since inception.

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