Cameron Hughes Wine Featured on Cellar Notes Radio Show
NPR affiliate WYPR Radio in Baltimore, MD gives rave reviews to several CH Wines, including Lot 115 Chardonnay, Lot 98 GSM Blend, The Flying Winemaker Zinfandel and The Flying Winemaker Tempranillo.
Seven Super Chardonnays
Guaranteed not to break your budget
By Gregory Dal Piaz
Now Chardonnay, of course, is the worldsâ favorite white wine, no surprise there. Itâs a total chameleon of a grape, producing wines that reflect itâs climate, and winemaking, like no other. That leads to a ton of confusion in the marketplace, and the often-heard quip âI donât like Chardonnayâ. As I mentioned last year that probably just means you donât like crappy Chardonnay! I mean, with well-made Chardonnay, whatâs not to like?
Well there are the stylistic considerations to be taken into account. Do you like it crisp and minerally? Fat and buttery? Someplace in-between? Someplace else entirely? Well Iâm not sure I can help you figure all that out, but I can give you my impression of these 7 wines.
In second place where two remarkable values. Both the 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay and the 2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 115 Russian River Chardonnay deliver a lot of depth and complexity for around $10 a bottle! The Cameron Hughes would be my personal pick of the two. Itâs stylish and focused, even a little mysterious, which kept me going back for more.
More wine bargains
By Geoff Last, For The Calgary Herald
As I reported last week, the wine market is becoming increasingly filled with bargains. Here's another fresh crop to validate this theory.
I enjoy really high-quality Chardonnay, be it from Burgundy or elsewhere, but I find that most of the inexpensive stuff veers toward the bland and ubiquitous side. But every now and then you come across one that really delivers for the price, as is the case with Cameron Hughes Lot 115 Chardonnay ($22) from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley.
This company sources excess wine from premium producers (whose names they can't disclose for obvious reasons) and then does its own blending and bottling. The result is a delicious Chardonnay that offers notes of white orchard fruits, minerals and honey. There is a noticeable oak-vanilla component, as well, but it is nicely integrated, making the wine a good match with foods like lobster, tuna or roast chicken.