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Lot 230 Chalk Hill Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Notes: Big and exuberant with densely packed fruit and seamlessly integrated oak. Its thick cardinal/purple color is braced by crushed boysenberry, cassis, pipe-smoke, and licorice flavors that are supported with refined tannins, a full-bodied texture, tremendous purity and length. Cameron Confidential: This is one of a few Chalk Hill Cabs that are sourced from one of the most beautiful vineyards I have ever seen (grapes always seem to grow best in beautiful places). This wine is our 4th and best vintage to come out of this grower/winery. It's huge—spanning more than 500 acres, several hundred of which are planted to grapes and almost all of which are hillside with little nooks and crannies that create a variety of microclimates. The vineyard is the source of many different grape varietals for something like 20 small, ultra-premium brands (though we control all the Cabernet off the vineyard). The winery that was previously buying the fruit was putting it into its $60 Cabernet.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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Snooth User: turmanator2
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09/04/2011

Real fruit forward with strong Tannins



Notes: Big and exuberant with densely packed fruit and seamlessly integrated oak. Its thick cardinal/purple color is braced by crushed boysenberry, cassis, pipe-smoke, and licorice flavors that are supported with refined tannins, a full-bodied texture, tremendous purity and length. Cameron Confidential: This is one of a few Chalk Hill Cabs that are sourced from one of the most beautiful vineyards I have ever seen (grapes always seem to grow best in beautiful places). This wine is our 4th and best vintage to come out of this grower/winery. It's huge—spanning more than 500 acres, several hundred of which are planted to grapes and almost all of which are hillside with little nooks and crannies that create a variety of microclimates. The vineyard is the source of many different grape varietals for something like 20 small, ultra-premium brands (though we control all the Cabernet off the vineyard). The winery that was previously buying the fruit was putting it into its $60 Cabernet.

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