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2009 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 230 Chalk Hill (750ml)
Producer: Cameron Hughes Wine chwine.com
Appellation: Chalk Hill - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$15.00
Alcohol %: 14.3
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 2, 2012 , from a member
rated: October 30, 2011 , Christopher Crump
"Taste: Big and exuberant with densely packed fruit and seamlessly integrated oak. Its thick cardinal/purple color is braced by crushed boysenberry, cassis, pipe-smoke, and licorice flavors that are supported with refined tannins, a full-bodied texture, tremendous purity and length. Cameron Confidential: This is one of a few Chalk Hill Cabs that are sourced from one of the most beautiful vineyards I have ever seen (grapes always seem to grow best in beautiful places). This wine is our 4th and best vintage to come out of this grower/winery. It's huge—spanning more than 500 acres, several hundred of which are planted to grapes and almost all of which are hillside with little nooks and crannies that create a variety of microclimates. The vineyard is the source of many different grape varietals for something like 20 small, ultra-premium brands (though we control all the Cabernet off the vineyard). The winery that was previously buying the fruit was putting it into its $60 Cabernet." Best 2011-