Lot 21 Amador Lodi Zinfandel 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: Gobs of boysenberry and blackberry flavors greet you up front. Chocolate-covered raisins, dusty mocha, and bittersweet chocolate envelop your mid-palate, with a hint of licorice. Kitchen spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and burnt caramel round out the finish. This is an elegant monster of a Zin, with well-integrated tannins and a finish that lingers forever. Get out your BBQ— it's time to start grilling! (Yeah, I know it's cold out, but you got your grill to keep you warm.) Cameron Confidential: This is truly a m'lange of wines from rock-solid producers in both Amador County and Lodi. The Zins are all 50+ year-old vines but quite different in character. The Lodi Zin is ripe and jammy with no hard tannins (fairly fertile soil). The Amador component, coming from the sparse red soils of the Shenandoah Valley, is more restrained with higher acids, subtle fruit, and firmer tannins. Rounding out the blend are 16% dark, rich, tannic, full-throttle Petite Sirah and 8% Amador County Merlot. All wines were barrel-aged in mostly used cooperage for about 18 months. This is $20 to $25 juice.

Region: USA » California » Amador County

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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
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Notes: Gobs of boysenberry and blackberry flavors greet you up front. Chocolate-covered raisins, dusty mocha, and bittersweet chocolate envelop your mid-palate, with a hint of licorice. Kitchen spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and burnt caramel round out the finish. This is an elegant monster of a Zin, with well-integrated tannins and a finish that lingers forever. Get out your BBQ— it's time to start grilling! (Yeah, I know it's cold out, but you got your grill to keep you warm.) Cameron Confidential: This is truly a m'lange of wines from rock-solid producers in both Amador County and Lodi. The Zins are all 50+ year-old vines but quite different in character. The Lodi Zin is ripe and jammy with no hard tannins (fairly fertile soil). The Amador component, coming from the sparse red soils of the Shenandoah Valley, is more restrained with higher acids, subtle fruit, and firmer tannins. Rounding out the blend are 16% dark, rich, tannic, full-throttle Petite Sirah and 8% Amador County Merlot. All wines were barrel-aged in mostly used cooperage for about 18 months. This is $20 to $25 juice.

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