Monday, January 27, 2014

Cameron-Hughes Lot 324 Atlas Peak (Napa Valley) Chardonnay, 2010

Cameron-Hughes is a California-based negociant. Since the wine comes from Atlas Peak (a decidedly high-rent area), this wine undoubtedly represents excess production from a premium label that is reluctant to mark down its own wines. At World Market right now, it is being sold for $11.99, a true bargain.

Medium yellow. Very forward and appealing. Nutmeg, butter, flowers. The label mentions orange blossom, and, yes, I agree. The buttery flavors are perfect with crab cakes. Yum. But it's not the "big, buttery" quality that has been applied to many highly oaked New World Chardonnay. Medium to light body and lemon curd acidity

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