Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lot 169 Cameron Huges Merlot Napa 2007

Just released and another killer red.  Even when first opened, it is delicious.  No need to decant.  Fruit, fruit, fruit!  This is better than any $50 Napa Merlot.  Great structure.  Fruit showing now, luscious plummy, cinnamon, hint of red licorice.  Soft velvety tannins.  This is certainly drink now wine.  Aging may be for only 2-3 years - because it can't get any better than this.  The soft oak finish is very nice.  Only $15/bottle, this won't last long.  I'm even drinking it with a grilled chicken deli sandwich loaded with red onions and olive tapenade on a French roll.  Yummy!  A great wine for parties, where this would be a definite crowd pleasing wine, with or without food.  This is really an elegant wine. Cameron Hughes does it again.

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