2009 Cameron Hughes Lot 285 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Closeout) 750ml
The fruit of this wine is sourced from some of the most demanded Cult wineries in the Napa Valley!!! This wine has already won a Double Gold Medal: 2012 San Francisco Wine Competition! The nose is sweet, focused and pure with ripe blackberry, raspberry and currant aromatics and an underlying sense of minerality. The palate is classically styled with pretty fruit and ripe tannins. The winery used about 40% new oak with this wine, mostly French with a tiny bit of Hungarian with a low to medium toast to lift the fruit. The result is a delicious Cabernet. It's a classically styled Rutherford Cabernet notable for its faceted complexity, purity of fruit, and outstanding balance. Of course the best is yet to come and this wine will age gracefully over the next decade. Don't pass up on this Napa Valley Gem!