Lot 28 Rutherford Cabernet 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: Aromas of violets, mushrooms, earth, and wooded spices. Sensual and dark, this Cabernet is brooding with luscious black fruits that slide over your tongue like velvet. Ripe cassis and plums intertwine with bittersweet chocolate, briar, and nutmeg spices. The tannins are incredibly well integrated for having spent 20 months in French oak. Well-rounded, this generous, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon lingers on and on and on. Worthy of decanting for an hour and cellar-worthy for 5 to 7 years. Cameron Confidential: This wine has a 92-point score ("Absolutely delicious Cabernet") from a major publication and a Three-Star (Excellent) review from the SF Chronicle attached to it. I am absolutely thrilled and unbelievably lucky to be able to offer this wine. Like so many wines that come our way, this one has an interesting story as well. The winery was sold some time ago, with the new owners requesting that 600 cases of the '02 Cabernet be held back in shiners (bottles with no labels and generic corks) so they could launch their new brand with the same wine. After many months—and after the winery had moved on to the '03—the deal fell through. Whether the winery offered us the wine due to cash-flow considerations or because they had already moved on in terms of vintage we'll never know. Either way, we have a phenomenal deal to offer you. What once sold for approximately $45 is now yours for $16. Yeehaw!

Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

Notes: Aromas of violets, mushrooms, earth, and wooded spices. Sensual and dark, this Cabernet is brooding with luscious black fruits that slide over your tongue like velvet. Ripe cassis and plums intertwine with bittersweet chocolate, briar, and nutmeg spices. The tannins are incredibly well integrated for having spent 20 months in French oak. Well-rounded, this generous, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon lingers on and on and on. Worthy of decanting for an hour and cellar-worthy for 5 to 7 years. Cameron Confidential: This wine has a 92-point score ("Absolutely delicious Cabernet") from a major publication and a Three-Star (Excellent) review from the SF Chronicle attached to it. I am absolutely thrilled and unbelievably lucky to be able to offer this wine. Like so many wines that come our way, this one has an interesting story as well. The winery was sold some time ago, with the new owners requesting that 600 cases of the '02 Cabernet be held back in shiners (bottles with no labels and generic corks) so they could launch their new brand with the same wine. After many months—and after the winery had moved on to the '03—the deal fell through. Whether the winery offered us the wine due to cash-flow considerations or because they had already moved on in terms of vintage we'll never know. Either way, we have a phenomenal deal to offer you. What once sold for approximately $45 is now yours for $16. Yeehaw!

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