Quite simply the greatest score in Cameron Hughes Wine history.
"In their own way, each is distinctive, showing Napa’s classic Cabernet luxe."
– Steve Heimoff
“Cameron’s Cabernet is on par with the ‘best’ from Napa - Continuum, Opus One. Fantastic.”
– Joel Riddell, Dining Around
"Tremendous value, and it would be an outstanding Christmas gift if you have somebody on your list who 1) likes Napa Cabs and 2) You don't mind spending $400 on." - Blake Gray, the Gray Report
This is an incredible 2006-2011 six-bottle vertical of Napa Valley Cabernet. These are all estate-bottled wines, with continuous sourcing from estate vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, Yountville and St. Helena, and made with Swiss-watch precision in partnership with the world’s foremost wine consultant. Each Cabernet tells the story of its vintage and is a wholly unique experience unto itself. Tasting through this vertical is, in a sense, a tasting through six years of Napa Valley history. The entire library has perfect provenance, was aged in 100% new French oak, and has been cellared since bottling at 55 degrees in Nest Egg storage – the Fort Knox of wine storage in Napa.
So how did we get our hands on this?
One of the cult wineries in Napa Valley has quietly changed hands between two individuals of considerable wealth, but the vineyards themselves were not part of the deal. Due to the lack of continuity in vineyard sourcing for future productions, the winery's library collection of shiners (bottled wines without labels) became available. Because of our reputation for discretion, we were offered first shot at this exclusive archive.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-seen-again opportunity to own a six-bottle, six-vintage vertical of Cabernet from one of the most iconoclastic cult producers in the history of Napa Valley – we will never see anything like this again. To assemble this particular set, one would have to purchase the wines individually at auction for somewhere between $1200 and $1800.
Whether you're a casual drinker or a serious cork dork – this is your chance to start (or add to) a collection with a centerpiece six-bottle vertical from one of the world's most exclusive wine libraries. It just doesn't get better than this – a world-class collection of cult Napa Valley Cabernet for a fraction of the price.