Last week we interviewed Cameron Hughes of Cameron Hughes Wine and mentioned a soon-to-be-released Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (aka Lot 33). Well, today word came that Lot 33 (as well as two additional lots) is available for purchase exclusively on the Cameron Hughes website and there were only 500 cases produced.
The 2005 Lot 33 goes for $18 and here’s the description:
This wine is a single-vineyard designate hailing from a 1700 foot elevation vineyard on Spring Mountain. The wine is aged 18 months in 100% French oak, 50% new, 50% one year old. The producer of this wine sells their vineyard designate for over $50 a bottle but due to some cash-flow issues sold off about a 1/3 of their 2005 harvest, which was big to begin with. We bottled this in early April but still find the wine fairly tight despite sitting overnight in the bottle. Decanting will only help a little at this stage though this wine should have more to say and reveal a lot more about itself come the holidays.
We’re attempting to place our order now, hopefully we’ll have a few bottles for gifts and to review shortly!
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