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Thursday, Dec 15 2011
At this price, this is one of the Chardonnay steals of the year. It’s made in the popular style, rich in ripe tropical fruit flavors, with a stony core of minerals, and liberally enhanced with sweet, smoky oak. S.H. — 88 points
Thursday, Dec 15 2011
Lot 224 Syrah and Lot 256 Rose both rated a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy! Enthusiast says, "One has to wonder, how does he do it? Cameron Hughes that is, again and again making great wines at great values!"
Monday, Dec 05 2011
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!
Wednesday, Nov 30 2011
“Under our label,” Hughes explains, “a $75- or $100-Napa Cab can sell for $25. We just can’t tell you who we got it from.” Hughes selects and purchases finished wines—surplus, wines made to his specifications, or declassified barrels--from top producers. He then blends and repackages them according to lot number for sale under the Cameron Hughes brand. Each...
Wednesday, Nov 30 2011
Wine Access, Oct/Nov 2011: Lot 208 Cab/Syrah 91 points and Red Blend Champion! "This Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend is silky-smooth, with a rich mouthfeel and easy finish, but balanced. A popular style of “big wine” that is great for late-night sipping, but could also work with a good cut of beef with a red wine sauce.
Tuesday, Nov 29 2011
Recchiuti Chocolates — Michael Recchiuti is a self-made chocolatier (a chocolatier creates confections using chocolate crafted by chocolate makers), apprenticing his way up from washing dishes and mopping floors in a restaurant kitchen to authoring a well-regarded book on chocolate making and eventually establishing his own popular confectionary in San Francisco,...
Friday, Nov 25 2011
Drive to Louie Mueller’s in Taylor, Texas, order yourself some of their sublimely excellent brisket, and then figure out some way to drink a good Cabernet blend with it. The 2008 Cameron Hughes Lot 249 Alexander Valley Meritage ($12) is a fine choice.
Friday, Nov 25 2011
San Francisco-based Cameron Hughes Wine saw a bargain in Oakland and took it. The company moved its “pick, pack and ship” operations from Napa to 15,000 square feet near the Oakland Airport in February.
Wednesday, Nov 23 2011
I am a HUGE Cameron Hughes fan. I tried all 9 wines that evening, with a price point between $10 and $25 and loved every one. My favorite was the Pinot Noir, selling for about $11 per bottle. We ordered 18 bottles of wine and cannot wait for them to arrive!
Wednesday, Nov 23 2011
I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview a fabulous woman who is definitely an influencer on the wine landscape, Jessica Kogan-Hughes, wife of the well-known Cameron Hughes, owner of Cameron Hughes Wine.