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2012 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon "Lot 525"

Winery: Cameron Hughes

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lot 525"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $29

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 25, 2015

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Cameron Hughes is sourced from the Stagecoach Vineyard. It totally impressed the panel. It opens with a fragrant black currant bouquet with notes of oak, black tea, truffle and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black plum and black raspberry blend with notes of oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are rather sticky and linger. The panel suggested initially decanting this wine and giving it a little air as it seems young. Then they would pair this very nice Napa Cab with veal medallions sautéed with mushrooms and shallots in a brown reduction sauce. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This glass-staining elixir is almost pitch black, with hints of red around the rim. The aromatics are just gaining complexity at this point, but right out of the gate you can smell the volcanic influence and the altitude…warm river rock, dusty black fruit, sweet oak and licorice leap from the glass. The palate is multi-layered and strikingly well-balanced, combining the dense chewiness of mountain Cabernet with the rich fruit of a picture perfect vintage. Black currant, plum, and blueberry essence are complex, harmonious and beautifully proportioned.

Organic status: not organic

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