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Lot 56 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Notes: Immediately accessible, classic Napa Cab, ebullient with cassis and pretty French oak on the nose. This is a meticulously hand-crafted medium/full-bodied wine (13.9%), featuring gobs of blackberry, raspberry, and cassis fruit underpinned with toasty oak and subtle cocoa notes. All are leading to a long, elegant finish with great balance and firm—but not bitter—tannins. This is archetypal Napa Cabernet: lush, smooth, inviting, and an exceptional value at $12 a bottle. Cameron Confidential: Remember Lot 47 Diamond Mountain Cabernet? This is its little brother wine sourced from the same producer—a guy getting out of the wine business and closing out his inventories (though this wine did not come up for sale immediately; that's why it's being released so much later than Lot 47). The grapes are sourced from two vineyards, one on Diamond Mountain, the other in Chiles Valley. Past vintages of this wine have consistently scored 89 – 91 points from the Spectator, Enthusiast, and Tastings.com, and retail prices have been between $25 to $35 a bottle. So ... why the hell are we selling this for $12? I know this sounds like a cliché, but let's just say we got a great deal on the wine and we are passing the savings along to you. It's what we do, folks.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2005

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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: Immediately accessible, classic Napa Cab, ebullient with cassis and pretty French oak on the nose. This is a meticulously hand-crafted medium/full-bodied wine (13.9%), featuring gobs of blackberry, raspberry, and cassis fruit underpinned with toasty oak and subtle cocoa notes. All are leading to a long, elegant finish with great balance and firm—but not bitter—tannins. This is archetypal Napa Cabernet: lush, smooth, inviting, and an exceptional value at $12 a bottle. Cameron Confidential: Remember Lot 47 Diamond Mountain Cabernet? This is its little brother wine sourced from the same producer—a guy getting out of the wine business and closing out his inventories (though this wine did not come up for sale immediately; that's why it's being released so much later than Lot 47). The grapes are sourced from two vineyards, one on Diamond Mountain, the other in Chiles Valley. Past vintages of this wine have consistently scored 89 – 91 points from the Spectator, Enthusiast, and Tastings.com, and retail prices have been between $25 to $35 a bottle. So ... why the hell are we selling this for $12? I know this sounds like a cliché, but let's just say we got a great deal on the wine and we are passing the savings along to you. It's what we do, folks.

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