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Lot 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay 2008

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Notes: With a beautiful nose of fresh-baked lemon meringue pie, Bosc Pear, and sweet floral blossoms this wine presents the superlative nose expected of top-end Napa Valley Chardonnay, not to mention Atlas Peak Chardonnay. Notes of lemon bars and apple tart dance across the mid-pallet with a banana/butterscotch toffee thing emerging to balance the crisp acidity. Finishes with lush, tropical fruit notes and a touch of lemon zest. Cameron Confidential: From the folks that brought us lot 116 Napa Valley Cabernet comes Lot 133. From a restaurant/high-end retail-only wine program producing $45 dollar retail bottles, this little tyke had us waiting to release largely due to the fact that it’s punched early with cold fermentation and ageing in 70% new French and American oak requiring a period of time for which to self-integrate. As the time has come and the oak has settled, this beautiful Chard absolutely displays $45 acidity and beautiful integration. At 14 bucks, sitting in the upper-spectrum of our pricing, this is hands-down the best chardonnay that we have ever produced. The slimming of the restaurant market allowed us to source only 258 cases of the 1000-case production, so scoop up this wine now, it won't be around for very long.

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  • 2008

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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 133 Atlas Peak Chardonnay

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.50 5
03/31/2010

Roasted nuts with bananas and apples, actually reminds me of Kellogs Sugar Smacks, the cereal with the frog on the box. Also applies to generics. Decent body, kind of sharp, the aftertaste is kind of metallic. Not my favorite, but interesting.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
03/31/2010

an oak bomb of a nose with vanilla, pears, and golden apples. the palate offers more tropical fruit and melons, some honey and butterscotch notes, woodsy finish


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,955
3.50 5
03/31/2010

Creamy soft banana nose with just a hint of old candy cane. A nice mixture of cream and mint with that signature bruised fruit malolactic fermentation flavor I've grown to love about certain Chards. Good good stuff.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
196958852
3.00 5
03/31/2010

One swirl and you get springtime -- white flowers, wet pears, soft sugary lemon. On the palate it's a lesson in Chardonnay, in melted butterscotch, in tropical tree fruit & toasty oak. Polished-wood notes cling for a long finish.



Notes: With a beautiful nose of fresh-baked lemon meringue pie, Bosc Pear, and sweet floral blossoms this wine presents the superlative nose expected of top-end Napa Valley Chardonnay, not to mention Atlas Peak Chardonnay. Notes of lemon bars and apple tart dance across the mid-pallet with a banana/butterscotch toffee thing emerging to balance the crisp acidity. Finishes with lush, tropical fruit notes and a touch of lemon zest. Cameron Confidential: From the folks that brought us lot 116 Napa Valley Cabernet comes Lot 133. From a restaurant/high-end retail-only wine program producing $45 dollar retail bottles, this little tyke had us waiting to release largely due to the fact that it’s punched early with cold fermentation and ageing in 70% new French and American oak requiring a period of time for which to self-integrate. As the time has come and the oak has settled, this beautiful Chard absolutely displays $45 acidity and beautiful integration. At 14 bucks, sitting in the upper-spectrum of our pricing, this is hands-down the best chardonnay that we have ever produced. The slimming of the restaurant market allowed us to source only 258 cases of the 1000-case production, so scoop up this wine now, it won't be around for very long.

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