Lot 119 Alexander Valley Meritage 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: This beautifully hued wine leaps out of glass with aromas of chocolate/mocha, spicy cassis, plum and dill. Fleshy and ripe on the palate with developed flavors (it is a 2005) of raspberry and smoky oak this wine is a joy to drink. It's classically styled and super-smooth with exceptional balance showcasing chocolate, cassis and light tobacco notes through the finish. Cameron Confidential: Last summer we were invited to visit one of the facilities in a recently formed marketing group for several wineries in the Napa/Sonoma area. There we were shown about 10 wines and suffice it to say we bought everything they put in front of us, ranging from Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Atlas Peak Cabernet to Alexander Valley Meritage. EVERYTHING we bought were finished bottling blend, simply excess wines above and beyond where they saw their sales projections and all ready to go right into the bottle. Go into the bottle they did this Fall.

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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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Member Reviews for Lot 119 Alexander Valley Meritage

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Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
09/06/2009

this *really* needs to breathe. I drank it too soon and it was disjointed, acidic with the spice coming almost as a weird aftertaste, but after a while it settled down. the next day it was nicely balanced, with anise and cherry, a rich mouthfeel. thumbs up. just decant.


Snooth User: thewineattic
163357298
3.50 5
09/14/2009

I agree with the last review. I had a glass' worth left the next day. It is better the 2nd day. Enjoy this wine in the next 2-5 years. The quality and tannins are there for aging. It is a big wine and will hold up to a big steak. Long spice finish. Fruit will show more after aging.


Snooth User: SoCalwiner
46755729
3.50 5
04/29/2010

I'm not a wine snob, sommelier or all that 'sophisticated' about wine. However, I prefer red wine to white and have at least a glass every day. I just opened a bottle of this and was amazed at the flavor for a $13 bottle. I don't have a 'wine vocabulary', but would describe this as full of flavor with a fairly complex group of tastes.


Snooth User: Mobulex
55711015
4.00 5
11/22/2010

I let this breathe for 30 minutes before drinking it and loved it. Totally balanced and smooth. I have been drinking heavier more tannic wines recently and this was a real pleasure.


Snooth User: lmitchell21
38431032
5.00 5
03/04/2010

Five glasses



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Notes: This beautifully hued wine leaps out of glass with aromas of chocolate/mocha, spicy cassis, plum and dill. Fleshy and ripe on the palate with developed flavors (it is a 2005) of raspberry and smoky oak this wine is a joy to drink. It's classically styled and super-smooth with exceptional balance showcasing chocolate, cassis and light tobacco notes through the finish. Cameron Confidential: Last summer we were invited to visit one of the facilities in a recently formed marketing group for several wineries in the Napa/Sonoma area. There we were shown about 10 wines and suffice it to say we bought everything they put in front of us, ranging from Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Atlas Peak Cabernet to Alexander Valley Meritage. EVERYTHING we bought were finished bottling blend, simply excess wines above and beyond where they saw their sales projections and all ready to go right into the bottle. Go into the bottle they did this Fall.

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