Lot 72 Napa Valley Meritage 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes: Dark red, almost black, wine. Nose of ripe blackberry with chocolaty oak notes and hints of cassis. The mid-palate is fleshy and ripe with more blackberry and cherry fruit and undertones of sweet espresso. Overall this wine is rich and round, with medium grain tannins carrying the fruit nicely through the long finish. Cameron Confidential: Lot 72 highlights what is best about the Meritage designation, namely flexibility. We started this project with some very pricey Cabernet made by a prestigious Napa estate dating back to the '70s and improved it with two fantastic 2005 Napa Merlots that we got for a song because they were outside the "buy cycle" for bulk wines. The result is that a wine CHW would normally sell for $17 ended up being $12. This wine is ready to drink now and is a total crowd pleaser. Bring this to your next weekend get-together and the word "genius" will be whispered behind your back. Also, if you were a big fan of Lot 23, this is about as close as we get.

Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

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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: Dark red, almost black, wine. Nose of ripe blackberry with chocolaty oak notes and hints of cassis. The mid-palate is fleshy and ripe with more blackberry and cherry fruit and undertones of sweet espresso. Overall this wine is rich and round, with medium grain tannins carrying the fruit nicely through the long finish. Cameron Confidential: Lot 72 highlights what is best about the Meritage designation, namely flexibility. We started this project with some very pricey Cabernet made by a prestigious Napa estate dating back to the '70s and improved it with two fantastic 2005 Napa Merlots that we got for a song because they were outside the "buy cycle" for bulk wines. The result is that a wine CHW would normally sell for $17 ended up being $12. This wine is ready to drink now and is a total crowd pleaser. Bring this to your next weekend get-together and the word "genius" will be whispered behind your back. Also, if you were a big fan of Lot 23, this is about as close as we get.

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