Lot 401 | 2012 Russian River Valley

Chardonnay

Award Winner San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The epitome of Russian River Valley Chardonnay - one of the best Chards we've ever sourced.

$15.00

(22 Reviews)

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

Lot 401 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Lot 401 | 2012 Russian River Valley

Chardonnay

$15.00

(22 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Honeysuckle, banana, and toasty oak on the nose with hints of lime and wet stone. Creamy texture and purity of fruit mesh seamlessly with cool-climate vibrancy. Absolutely gorgeous, combining an interesting yin/yang of creamy oak and mouthwatering acidity. Excellent length and, again, purity of fruit. This is the epitome of RRV Chardonnay.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Russian River Valley
  • Grape
  • Chardonnay 100%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.2%
  • Cases Produced
  • 5200
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2018
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 401 is sourced from a grower partner in the Russian River Valley that has never failed to produce stunning wines that represent the best that Sonoma has to offer. This beautiful Chardonnay saw 35% new French oak for approximately 7 months before bottling.

Reviews

22 Reviews Total

Josh

Verified Purchase

I am not a white wine drinker at all, but one of my best wine friends is so I decided to get a few of these for her. She loved it and it was really a nice wine in my opinion. Unfortunately they are sold out because she wants more. We have also had Lot 412 and that is a great white as well. Be on the look out for these should CH have a hidden stash they are waiting to unveil, or if they have releases from the same vineyards!

Jurgen

Verified Purchase

Last night, while preparing the Chinese stir-fry, we popped open this round Chardonnay. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but knowing myself it probably was around $13 to $15 and thus a great value when compared with your usual supermarket fares in that price range. I like to keep a few whites around for these occasions when a red is just not right--and this Chardonnay was just perfect while putzing around the kitchen, nipping here and there and being delighted by its full flavor. Yes, at 14.2% this one is a bit stout for a white, but other than another reviewer I did not find this detrimental. The wine is not as refreshing as some lighter fare, so I can't really see this one as a "summer wine" either. Coming to think of it, next week is Thanksgiving, and I think Lot 401 would nicely pair with some white turkey meat. Bummer this one is sold out, but I still have three bottles. :)

Richard

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Great summer chardonnay. Light and crisp without heaviness of oak or buttery flavor.
Will buy again and again.

Lauren

I have loved every cameron Hughes wine I've had...until this one. Picked up a bottle at Costco with high hopes, but I would not reorder. Very rare for us not to enjoy a CH wine but I guess it has to happen once in a blue moon.

Larry

Verified Purchase

This definitely is for the chardonnay enthusiast who does not like buttery or oaky tasting wine. The wine would have a better taste but the high alcohol content steals the flavors.

Rin

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Great for summer. Not buttery, but great nose and clear essence of the grape.

Robert J

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This is my favorite all around wine. It is a fruity wine that stands up to any chard. Great taste without being overly Oaked.
Over the last several years I have purchased almost of my wine from CH and have never been disappointed!

Christopher

Verified Purchase

Nice fruit, with a creamy mouthfeel. Another top notch CH effort. Compares well with $25 chards.

Peter

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In the words of Cam, "the nose is worth the price of entry alone." We serve this Chard as a daily drinker and receive nothing but complements.

Jeff

Verified Purchase

Very soft oak. Nice tropical fruit with hints of mild lemon custard. Great texture-lush and rich. Shows best either cool or even at room temp of 65 or lower.