Saturday, July 12, 2014

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

Cameron Hughes is a California-based negotiant who buys wine from producers who would rather sell their wine to a negotiant than have the public know that their high-priced wine has not been sold. There is no way of knowing who produced this Chardonnay, but there are no $10 to $12 producers on Atlas Peak. One smell and one taste will tell you that Lot 324 (purchased at World Market for $10.99) is high class stuff.

Medium deep yellow. Lime, apple, flowers--intense but with a classy  sense of proportion. Strong fruit shows through the oaky qualities. Creamy on the mid-palate and finish. Long and lovely.

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