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Lot 165 Napa Valley Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2008

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Notes: Magenta center with a crimson rim. Aromas of crushed raspberries, strawberries, and violets populate the nose alongside hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine soars with vibrant acidity and opulent bramble fruits. With both feet well in the new world, this lavish Pinot has great balance and superior structure. The fruit continues to evolve as this wine departs with a long finish of soft tannins and lingering berries. Cameron Confidential: This is yet another one of Sam's amazing finds. Sam Spencer, our winemaker, has connections with some of the best wineries around the globe. This wine, coming to us from a very famous vineyard in Carneros, uses single-vineyard designation, whole cluster fermentation, and François Frères cooperage (40% new). In the past, we would build new-world/old-world Pinot blends. This wine is 100% new-world style with killer fruit, bold structure, etc. This single-vineyard designated wine is not only our best Pinot to date, but it presents an exceptional deal at only S18.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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

Editorial Reviews for Lot 165 Napa Valley Los Carneros Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,193
4.00 5
11/12/2009

Low key and roast meaty on the nose with dense dark cherry fruit and an aromatic, rosewood top note, a little tarry. Delicious style of wine, still youthful and rambunctious, yet with succulent acids and dense, yet fresh dark cherry fruit backed with some Christmas spices. The finish shows admirably purity and lovely, ripe fruit tannins. A really well balanced and complete bottle. 90pts



Notes: Magenta center with a crimson rim. Aromas of crushed raspberries, strawberries, and violets populate the nose alongside hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine soars with vibrant acidity and opulent bramble fruits. With both feet well in the new world, this lavish Pinot has great balance and superior structure. The fruit continues to evolve as this wine departs with a long finish of soft tannins and lingering berries. Cameron Confidential: This is yet another one of Sam's amazing finds. Sam Spencer, our winemaker, has connections with some of the best wineries around the globe. This wine, coming to us from a very famous vineyard in Carneros, uses single-vineyard designation, whole cluster fermentation, and François Frères cooperage (40% new). In the past, we would build new-world/old-world Pinot blends. This wine is 100% new-world style with killer fruit, bold structure, etc. This single-vineyard designated wine is not only our best Pinot to date, but it presents an exceptional deal at only S18.

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