Lot 300 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 300
2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Black fruit essence interlaced with exotic spice, liquid minerals and silken textures.
$28
  • The Taster's Guild International Double Gold Medal
Black fruit essence and crème de cassis is interlaced with exotic spice and liquid minerals. Silken texture and fine-grained tannins provide for a breathtaking palate. Deftly and perfectly balanced, this wine showcases the beautiful fruit and alluvial tannins of Oakville and Rutherford. Dazzling stuff, and definitely a cellar candidate.

Style: Full, Bold

Flavors: Cassis, Currant, Plum

Cam Confidential
Lot 300 is sourced primarily from the alluvial fans along the eastside of Napa Valley in the districts of Oakville and Rutherford – these soils I believe make the greatest Napa Valley Cabernets (smaller amounts of the final blend hail from Stags Leap and Atlas Peak). The fruit is picked in small yellow bins before de-stemming into a forty foot long sorting table where every grape is inspected for color and structure. The choice grapes are then placed in brand new, upright oak barrels with their tops removed for fermentation and stirring. The result is perfect extraction and incredible oak integration. Lot 300 is a testament to boutique, hands-on winemaking by some of the most talented people from the best vineyards in Napa Valley. Lot 300 is a step-up in terms of quality from Lot 200, and illustrates how the Cabernet programs at Cameron Hughes Wine continue to strengthen.
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