Lot 736 | 2018 Sierra Foothills
A super Cabernet deal for under half the tasting room price!
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- Sierra Foothills
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2026
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The Sierra Foothills is one of our favorite regions to find new treasures. Entirely appropriate, given its location at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – the heart of the California gold rush. Here amidst rolling oak-studded hillsides and long forgotten 49er ghost towns, about 100 boutique wineries continue a tradition of viticulture that dates back to the 1840s. Almost all of them are too small for nationwide distribution, but lucky for you, our reach is deep!
We love this AVA because of its reasonable land costs, great sun/wind exposure, and prime drainage – all the check marks for “California hidden gem.” Lot 736 comes to us from a beautiful winery located a short trek from historic Route 49. Produced from estate vineyards at 1300 ft elevation under the hands of a winemaker whose resume is littered with 90+ scores and gold medals from his work in Napa, Sonoma, and the Sierra Foothills alike, this is an elegant, aromatic Cabernet that the value hunters will feel very good about each time they pop open another bottle. Sold at the original winery for just over $30, it's available here for under half the price!
A Stellar Value Wine
This is perhaps our favorite wine of our recent order. It was a terrific wine that stood on its own. And then that price, an amazing daily drinker that punches far above its price class. If there is a successor to this exact wine, I'd love to see it.
By the way, if the group at CHWines ever has some spare time (ha ha), it would be nice to know which wines are the successors to wines we have purchased in the past. That way, we could easily find wines similar to those we've enjoyed in the past. Maybe add a website functionality that would pop up for members saying, "this wine is similar to _____ that you ordered in 2020..." or something like that, or "customers who bought this wine, also liked _____ (insert lot numbers from past orders)." It may make things easier for some people.
A Steak’s Best Friend
Just like many of my other reviews I pair my cans with steak entrees. This one is no exception and ties in perfectly!
Super cab at a great price
Cherry/blueberry pastry on the nose. Dark cherries, mild acidity and medium cedar tannins on the palette. A nice fruity finish that ends on the dryer side. Very nice.
Definitely let this one breath a little, but as it opens it becomes more smooth. Medium to full bodied and great with steak.
Dark ruby color. Biases more on the crisp side. Wonderful mouth feel. Intense cherry some vanilla.
Outstanding Casual Cabernet
Really enjoyed the fruit and smoothness of this Cabernet. Really good everyday Cab!
Buy and share
Another Cameron Hughes wine that we found to be so good during during dinner with friends that it required a second bottle to enjoy with after dinner chatter. Really enjoyed this Cabernet!
This is a good solid Cab and was even better after letting it breathe for a day.
This wine was a steal for the price!! Agree with others to let it breathe a little, but extremely enjoyable! Sipped with cheese and olives and it was delicious!
Super easy drinker, Rich enough without being too serious.