Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cameron Hughes Lot 396

California Field Blend '11    $10 (Sam’s Club)

This was somewhat an impulse buy however, I had tried his Cabernet Lot 279 last summer and it was outstanding.
Therefore, I love red blends and figured I couldn’t go wrong for an under $10 bottle.  This is a combination of 64% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Graciano. 

From the first pour it’s aromas filled the glass with ripe, crushed strawberries, blackberries, dark plums, black pepper and a hint of flint.  The Zinfandel red fruit highlights stood-out nicely with a balance of spice from the other varietals.  The tastes blended together a ripe, dark red fruit flavor with blueberries and cocoa.  Soft tannins and medium body with toasted wood and subtle black pepper spice led to a great finish.

For a bottle priced like this, it was a fantastic wine.  I’m back to buy more bottles to keep around for everyday drinking.  You can find their wines at

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