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Lot 101 Russian River Chardonnay 2007

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Notes: Brilliant gold color indicates new oak influence. Ripe aromas of fig, pear and quince rise up to greet you. On the palate is ripe Crenshaw melon, apple tart flavors and a cream bright beam of honeyed acidity with hints of beeswax. It finishes deliciously bright with hints of toasty hazelnut and beeswax. This is the sister wine to Lot 91 but considerably different in that is far more new oak and is made in a richer, more lush style. Cameron Confidential: A famous Sonoma winery came to us late last summer with an opportunity: they had two ranches which they had contracted for additional growth but had been unable as yet to use the fruit. Rather than break the contracts they wanted to make the wines for us. With supply tightening on chardonnay we leapt at the opportunity. The house style of this producer is to produce a brighter style of RRV chardonnay with judicious use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. These wines are built to pair well with food and this is evidenced by the producer’s huge presence on US wine lists. Their production processes are second to none with hand-sorting, whole cluster pressing, and top-quality French oak barrel fermentations. 50% of this blend was fermented in new oak barrels and is one of three blends we assembled from the numerous blocks harvested from two Russian River Valley Ranches. Compare at $25-30 which is where the producers RRV Chard is priced.

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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: luvogt
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3.00 5
06/25/2010

Three glasses



Notes: Brilliant gold color indicates new oak influence. Ripe aromas of fig, pear and quince rise up to greet you. On the palate is ripe Crenshaw melon, apple tart flavors and a cream bright beam of honeyed acidity with hints of beeswax. It finishes deliciously bright with hints of toasty hazelnut and beeswax. This is the sister wine to Lot 91 but considerably different in that is far more new oak and is made in a richer, more lush style. Cameron Confidential: A famous Sonoma winery came to us late last summer with an opportunity: they had two ranches which they had contracted for additional growth but had been unable as yet to use the fruit. Rather than break the contracts they wanted to make the wines for us. With supply tightening on chardonnay we leapt at the opportunity. The house style of this producer is to produce a brighter style of RRV chardonnay with judicious use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. These wines are built to pair well with food and this is evidenced by the producer’s huge presence on US wine lists. Their production processes are second to none with hand-sorting, whole cluster pressing, and top-quality French oak barrel fermentations. 50% of this blend was fermented in new oak barrels and is one of three blends we assembled from the numerous blocks harvested from two Russian River Valley Ranches. Compare at $25-30 which is where the producers RRV Chard is priced.

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