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Lot 117 Santa Barbara County Grenache Blanc/Viognier 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: Floral aromas from the Grenache Blanc and honeysuckle and jasmine from the Viognier burst out of the glass. On the palate you are greeted with melon, orange fruit and a succulent sweetness that drench’s the acid note in the wine. Make no mistake, this is a dry wine but with a honeyed beam of acidity; yin and yang in a glass. Perfect for a warm spring or hot summer day, it has a clean, refreshing finish that is ideal for sipping by the pool. Cameron Confidential: This wine comes to us from one of my favorite producers down on the central coast. In fact, I used to visit their tasting room often and actually attended classes in their tasting room quite often when I was a cellar rat down at Corbett Canyon many moons ago. Anyhow, both this wine and the Lot 118 viognier are made from estate fruit grown in the highlands around Santa Barbara at elevations from 2800 to 3600 feet. A slightly different blend of this wine sells for $30 a bottle.

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  • 2007

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache Blanc
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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

Member Reviews for Lot 117 Santa Barbara County Grenache Blanc/Viognier

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
08/29/2009

An oily wine with flavors of bay leaf and peaches. Nice acidity and a gentle minerality work well with this fruity wine (stone fruits). Very nice mouthfeel and a little spice from the oak on the finish. A good food wine and very well priced


Snooth User: thewineattic
163357298
3.50 5
08/12/2009

Grenche Blanc and Viognier is one of my favorite white wine blends. It certainly rounds out both varietals to make a refreshing yet complex wine. And, Santa Barbara County produces excellent white wines. Peach, dried peach, apricot, dried apricot, honeysuckle, orange blossom, spiced orange, vanilla, oak , honey, mineral are all found in this delicate blend.


Snooth User: dddunn
237030178
3.50 5
03/20/2010

Another great buy from Cameron Hughes. I just picked this up for under $10, and what a steal. The nose is bright with stone fruit and a hint of parsley. The acid is a wonderful balance and the mouth feel is super smooth. The finish is good with apricots and peaches becoming clear on the palate, lingering longer than expected. This is a very lean balanced and simple wine that is screaming to be paired with fresh fruit salsa, fish tacos and a host of other summer fair.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
08/29/2009

Three and a half glasses



Notes: Floral aromas from the Grenache Blanc and honeysuckle and jasmine from the Viognier burst out of the glass. On the palate you are greeted with melon, orange fruit and a succulent sweetness that drench’s the acid note in the wine. Make no mistake, this is a dry wine but with a honeyed beam of acidity; yin and yang in a glass. Perfect for a warm spring or hot summer day, it has a clean, refreshing finish that is ideal for sipping by the pool. Cameron Confidential: This wine comes to us from one of my favorite producers down on the central coast. In fact, I used to visit their tasting room often and actually attended classes in their tasting room quite often when I was a cellar rat down at Corbett Canyon many moons ago. Anyhow, both this wine and the Lot 118 viognier are made from estate fruit grown in the highlands around Santa Barbara at elevations from 2800 to 3600 feet. A slightly different blend of this wine sells for $30 a bottle.

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