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Lot 111 Paso Robles Zinfandel 2005

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Notes: Sweet raspberries on the nose, made complex with tobacco notes and sweet cigar smoke. Beautiful on the palate with mature, fine tannins; rich raspberry; and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied and super smooth with a nice long finish, this Zin is big and bold with great balance to boot. Cameron Confidential: We seem to be getting quite a bit of these deals lately, with wineries restructuring their inventories in anticipation of a slowdown of high-end wines. This wine comes to us from a winery in the heart of Paso Robles; the fruit is sourced from 30-year-old vines on the west side of HWY 101 (much better soils there) and retails for $22 in their tasting room. This is their bottling blend and the exact same wine you would find in their bottle. It's a classic California Zin, rich and full-bodied without being over-extracted. I also scored a fantastic butter-bomb Chardonnay along with this Zinfandel, but we left it in oak a bit longer so it won't release until April. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for that one.

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Color: Red
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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Snooth User: JVO811
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4.00 5
08/23/2009

Four glasses



Notes: Sweet raspberries on the nose, made complex with tobacco notes and sweet cigar smoke. Beautiful on the palate with mature, fine tannins; rich raspberry; and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied and super smooth with a nice long finish, this Zin is big and bold with great balance to boot. Cameron Confidential: We seem to be getting quite a bit of these deals lately, with wineries restructuring their inventories in anticipation of a slowdown of high-end wines. This wine comes to us from a winery in the heart of Paso Robles; the fruit is sourced from 30-year-old vines on the west side of HWY 101 (much better soils there) and retails for $22 in their tasting room. This is their bottling blend and the exact same wine you would find in their bottle. It's a classic California Zin, rich and full-bodied without being over-extracted. I also scored a fantastic butter-bomb Chardonnay along with this Zinfandel, but we left it in oak a bit longer so it won't release until April. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for that one.

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