Lot 264 jumps from the glass with apple tart, pie crust and nectarine sherbet. Tropical fruit is underpinned by bright acidity and delicate floral notes. This wine is crisp, yet light with beautiful fruit and a silky smooth finish.
Apple, Nectarine, Peach
Appellation: Santa Barbara 100%
Grape: Pinot Grigio 100%
Alcohol by volume: 13.6%
Drink/Hold: Now and through 2014
Lot 264 comes to us from an incredible group near the Santa Ynez Valley with a large selection of great wines and an incredible facility. It was designed from the ground up as the most state of the art custom crush space in the US with a ultra-modern analysis lab that our winemakers would just love to get their hands on. As you can expect out of such a top-tier producer, this wine is fantastic, showing those beautiful Central Coast sherbet qualities and gorgeous floral aspects of PInot Grigio. We don't see a lot of great California PInot Grigio, so we were thrilled when we tasted this. Drink it now, it'll knock your socks off.
My favorite Cameron Hughes wine was the Lot 251 2009 Arroyo Seco Syrah Grenache Mourvedre. Full-bodied with that savory Syrah richness. I loved the super smooth finish. Retailing at only $13, this is a great weeknight dinner wine!