2009 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal: 2013 Critics Challenge; 90 Points: Wine Enthusiast; Our flagship Napa Cabernet. Piercing aromas of cassis, plum and blackberry with coffee bean and mocha notes.

$55.00

(10 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Hughes Wellman 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$55.00

(10 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Leaps from the glass with incredibly pure and piercing aromas of cassis, plum and blackberry with coffee bean and mocha bass notes. As the wine evolves in the glass, loamy volcanic soils and graphite mingle beautifully with the fruit. Effortless across the palate, it offers waves of blackberry and mocha pleasure in a perfectly framed and persistent package that finishes with pure fruit and mineral notes. Drinks well now with plenty of air, and will age beautifully over the next 15-20 years. The 60% new French oak is as integrated as you can get. A stunning and sophisticated wine.

  • Vintage
  • 2009
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 15%, Petit Verdot 7%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 500
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2028
Cam Confidential

The Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon is our flagship offering here at Cameron Hughes wine. Born of the Hughes and Wellman clans, it celebrates many decades of friendship. Our flagship 2009 Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop-dead gorgeous example of volcanic, hillside Napa Valley Cabernet. Fruit is sourced primarily from Stagecoach Vineyard, which is grandly constructed from massive red volcanic intrusions high atop Atlas Peak where the elevation (1100-1500ft) offers exposure to cool coastal influence across the western Mayacamas. The red Hambright soils are extremely well-drained and ideal for Cabernet. Smaller pieces come from the Palisades Vineyards, which are located at the outflow of Horns Creek in Calistoga and, like Araujo Estate just one Canyon over, have fantastically deep Spartina Gravel soils. Both are located on the east side of the Napa Valley with western and southwestern exposures, and represent the best that the Napa Valley has to offer in terms of exposure and location.

Reviews

10 Reviews Total

Peter

Verified Purchase

An excellent cab at a value price. By far the best cab Cameron Hughes has released to date! We ordered a second case before it was gone.

tracy

Verified Purchase

One of the best cabs I have had in a long time! Drink it slow and savor......

Peter

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The most enjoyable wine I've purchased from CH so far! Stock up while you can...

Victor

Verified Purchase

Drinking very well right now. Pop and pour gives you a chance to thoroughly revel in a dark fruit and graphite nose mellowing into dark, juicy, well integrated wine with soft tannins and long finish as the wine opens up.

Don't miss the experience by decanting for an hour first. It tastes great after an hour, of course, but the evolution over the first hour is delightful.

john

Verified Purchase

Got this during one of your 5 hr sales. Sale price plus wine club discount and free shipping makes this a steal. Thank you

Phillip

Verified Purchase

My wife and I have been drinking "big cab" CH wines since 2009 - and have enjoyed Lots 300, 400 and 500 in particular. This 2009 HW is spectacular. Even among the storied company of the even-hundred lots that Cameron has been releasing of late....this 2009 HW cab stands above.

Chris

Verified Purchase

Very smooth, delicious and dark wine. This bottle will crush any $100+ Cab from Napa.

Victor

Verified Purchase

This is a very elegant, graceful bottle of wine. Full bodied and smooth, but not bold. Subtle, but complex dark fruit, with a hint of earth.

The perfect wine for a beautifully rare, lightly pepper-crusted filet mignon with a brandy cream sauce reduction.



PaulHoran

Verified Purchase

This wine is, hands down, one of the finest Napa Cabs I've **ever**' tasted. I'd rank it right up there with bottles costing 2x or 3x, and at this price point, it's a steal! Drinking great now (with a 2 hour decant) and I can only imagine where it's going to go in the next decade.
Congratulations to the entire Hughes/Wellman team for such a standout effort.

Jessabelly

I am a huge fan all of the Hughes Wellman Cabernet and this one is the very best they've had, IMO. There is something so complex about this wine. I took it to a Cab tasting with friends and almost everyone in the room picked this one as their favorite, even though some of the other ones ended up being much more expensive! LOVE it.