Cameron Hughes Lot 188, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill Sonoma County
Production: 7,500 cases
Price: $16 retail
This wine is sourced from the same vineyard/winery as Lot 73 and Lot 140 in the Chalk Hill area of Sonoma County. Cameron Hughes Wine secured all of the Cabernet coming off this 500+ acre vineyard which is the source for over 20 ultra premium brands. The winery who held this Cabernet contract previously was selling their wine for $60 a bottle.
On the nose, gentle aromas of raspberries and blackberries. The palate has a rich mouthfeel with fine chalk like tannins. NOTE: the wine does not taste like chalk! Great balance of acidity tannins and fruit, and a decent finish make this wine a heck of a deal for $16 online, or $13.99 at select Costco’s. If you enjoyed Lot 140 you will really enjoy Lot 188. It’s just a little bigger and bolder, but equally ready to drink, a “pop and pour” wine as they say. Although, with just a little decanting this wine will taste even better. Cameron Hughes says this is a great “go to” wine…I agree. It’s a great weekly drinker, a great wine if you’re suddenly in the mood for wine and don’t have hours to wait for the wine to decant.