Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: ***+ $$ Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 282, Rutherford, Napa, California, 2009 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 282, Rutherford, Napa, California, 2009, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta, opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured and swirled vigorously, shows creamy and bold black currant.   From the aroma, seems like this will be classic, fruity and structured.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated. Classic Napa fruit with nice tannic structure, though drinkable even this young.  Purple aromatics and elements of ink. Coated finish fades gently away, yet comes back almost a minute later for a wave goodbye.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for classical intensity.  That makes this a good value - unusual indeed for a Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon!

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