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Lot 303 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Notes: This classic Stags Leap District Cabernet shows blackberry, crushed plum, Tellicherry peppercorn and cassis with loads of dark chocolate, pencil lead and a profound minerality suggestive of great Bordeaux (this estate was founded shortly after the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting with an eye to competing with the best of Bordeaux). Silky texture and black fruit essence play out on a foundation of fine-grained tannins. Cameron Confidential: When it came down to choosing the wine for the third “centennial” Lot offering, Lot 300, it was a choice between two wines, the 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet from the same producer as Lot 200 and the wine we are releasing today, or a “Reserve” designated 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines suit the bill perfectly though it made more sense to us to continue the Lot 300 tradition with the same producer as Lot 200. Lot 303 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is, in my opinion, every bit as good at Lot 300 and, in fact, the crowds were evenly split between the two wines at our Customer Appreciation events in NYC. Hold onto your hats for our best Stags Leap Cabernet to date. It comes directly out of the $100+ “Reserve” programs from one of the pioneers of the Stags Leap District. The vineyards are located in both the volcanic hillsides and alluvial soils of the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. The wine is sourced from their best sites terraced just below the palisades of Stags Leap on both hillsides and alluvial fans.

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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

Notes: This classic Stags Leap District Cabernet shows blackberry, crushed plum, Tellicherry peppercorn and cassis with loads of dark chocolate, pencil lead and a profound minerality suggestive of great Bordeaux (this estate was founded shortly after the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting with an eye to competing with the best of Bordeaux). Silky texture and black fruit essence play out on a foundation of fine-grained tannins. Cameron Confidential: When it came down to choosing the wine for the third “centennial” Lot offering, Lot 300, it was a choice between two wines, the 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet from the same producer as Lot 200 and the wine we are releasing today, or a “Reserve” designated 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines suit the bill perfectly though it made more sense to us to continue the Lot 300 tradition with the same producer as Lot 200. Lot 303 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is, in my opinion, every bit as good at Lot 300 and, in fact, the crowds were evenly split between the two wines at our Customer Appreciation events in NYC. Hold onto your hats for our best Stags Leap Cabernet to date. It comes directly out of the $100+ “Reserve” programs from one of the pioneers of the Stags Leap District. The vineyards are located in both the volcanic hillsides and alluvial soils of the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. The wine is sourced from their best sites terraced just below the palisades of Stags Leap on both hillsides and alluvial fans.

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