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Wine

: 2013 Yangarra Estate Grenache Small Pot Ceramic Egg Grenache
(Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

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This is the most aromatic and perfumed of all the Grenaches we make. The extended time on skins seems to accentuate the florals, but it builds a contrasting texture and structure, with mouthcoating velour tannins and fine acidity giving this wine such length and poise.” - Peter Fraser, winemaker
WINE COMPOSITION: 100% GRENACHE
REGION: Estate grown in Kangarilla, McLaren Vale
WINEMAKING: 2013 was an early, low-yielding vintage which produced concentrated flavours, much like 2012. The fruit was hand-picked, then 100% was destemmed and mechanically berry-sorted, with only 50% crushed and tipped into two 675L ceramic eggs. The fermentation occurs in the eggs, and the wine remains on skins for 120 days post-fermentation. The pressings are not used for this wine.

Wine

: 2011 Clayhouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Red Cedar Vineyard
(USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles)

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About the Wine: Even fairly mild summer for Paso Robles. Yields were average producing a good well rounded vintage with expressive fruit flavors.

100% Hand picked. 100% destem, berry sorted, no crush, direct to tank. Cold soak for 3 days at 50F before inoculation with various yeast strains. Fermented in 1/2 ton bins with max ferm temps up to 85-90 F to enhance mouthfeel. Punchdowns 3 times per day. Used a combination of RX60 and D254 yeast depending on desired fermentation temperature and aromatic results. Free run drain only, direct to barrels after 21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged on lees for 20 months in a 100% French oak. Racked once at 18 months to blend, clarify and for final finishing in new French oak.

Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. From our certified-sustainable estate Red Cedar Vineyard
Appellation: Paso Robles
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.67
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.02 g/L
Bottling Date: July 17, 2013
Case Production: 228
Production: 2400 bottles

Wine

: 2006 Torbreck RunRig
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The RunRig has often drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant & tautly structured wines produced from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley’s Appellation of Côte Rôtie.
The 2006 RunRig, although wonderfully aromatic like its predecessors, is a wine that exhibits so much power and latent richness that it could easily be mistaken for the hugely concentrated wines sourced from the sun drenched hill of Hermitage (the historic home of Syrah and some of the worlds most powerful and longest living wines).
Possessing a dense, saturated, almost ink like hue, the aromas of black raspberries, crème de cassis, smoke, graphite and melted tar soar from the glass. Full bodied with great intensity, amazing freshness and extraordinary concentration, the multi- layered palate displays the fruit purity that only the most fastidious farming can achieve.
Hints of homemade marmalade, scorched earth and slow roasted meats later emerge with time in the glass.
Although extremely intense, the wines power is cloaked within its balance and concentration, surging forth as an expansive sensation- the way only the greatest wines can.
The 2006 RunRig will greatly reward those with patience.
The Highland clans used a “RunRig” system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings.
The emphasis not on any one farm, but rather
the communal element of the whole.
Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.
VARIETAL: REGIONS: HARVEST: pH:
97% Shiraz & 3% Viognier
Marananga, Greenock, Moppa, Gomersal, Kalimna & Ebenezer. Late March through early April 2006
ph:3.50
Acid:6.32g/L
Alcohol:15% Alc/Vol
Fermentation:
Each of the eight parcels of fruit were gently de-stemmed into both wooden & concrete open top fermenters where they were carefully nurtured for 6-7 days on skins. After basket pressing the wine was run directly into both new and old French barriques where they spent 30 months with minimal racking. During the final ‘assemblage’ a small addition (3%) of estate grown Viognier was added and the wine was later bottled without the use of filtration or fining.

Wine

: 2003 Torbreck RunRig
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The 2003 RunRig is immediately impressive. The colour is completely opaque, right to the rim of the glass. The nose is also imposing with magnificent notes of lifted spice. Closer investigation reveals wonderfully multi-dimensional but very condensed aromas at this early stage. A dark, rich and concentrated palate displays the up front flavour of apricot nectar, and flows into brooding cassis, anise and tar. This wine possesses a multitude of different facets and nuances that will constantly change and evolve.
The Highland clans used a “RunRig” system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings.
The emphasis not on any one farm, but rather
the communal element of the whole.
Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.
VARIETAL: 95% Shiraz & 5% Viognier
REGIONS: North Western Barossa Valley (up to 140 year old vines): Marananga, Moppa, Gomersal, Greenock and Kalimna
HARVEST: Late April 2003
pH: 3.65
ACID: 6.36g/L
ALCOHOL: 14.5% Alc/Vol
AVERAGE YIELD: 14.5hl/ha
FERMENTATION: This Shiraz cuvee spends 30 months in 60% new French Oak, and Viognier is fermented and aged for 6 months in barrel and added to the blend just prior to bottling.

Wine

: 2009 Torbreck Descendant
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The 2009 Descendant is another impressive release of this wine, the colour making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. 2009 was an exceptional vintage and the Descendant displays wonderful high tone aromatics and purity that is synonymous with the harvest.
A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future
ahead of it.
From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the Viognier skins the Shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig
VARIETAL:
REGIONS:
HARVEST:
ALCOHOL:
92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
Marananga (cuttings from the RunRig vineyards planted in 1994). 26th March 2009
14.8%
FERMENTATION:
The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 1⁄2 year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.

Wine

: 2004 Torbreck Descendant
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The 2004 Descendant is by far the most impressive release of this wine, the colour making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it.
From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig
2004 DESCENDANT
VARIETAL: REGIONS: HARVEST: pH:
92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
Marananga (8 year old cuttings from the RunRig vineyards). Late April 2004
3.68
ACID:
ALCOHOL:
AVERAGE YIELD: 15hl/ha
5.78g/L 14.5% Alc/Vol
FERMENTATION: The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 1⁄2 year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.

Wine

: 2003 Torbreck Descendant
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig.
The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig
2003 DESCENDANT
VARIETAL: REGIONS: HARVEST: pH:
ACID: ALCOHOL:
92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
Marananga (cuttings from the RunRig vineyards). April 2003
3.65
6.0 g/L 14.8% Alc/Vol
FERMENTATION: The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 1⁄2 year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.

Wine

: 2002 Torbreck Descendant
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig.
The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig
2002 DESCENDANT
VARIETAL: REGIONS: HARVEST: pH:
ACID: ALCOHOL:
92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
Marananga (8 year old cuttings from the RunRig vineyards). Late April 2002
3.41
6.4g/L 14.5% Alc/Vol
FERMENTATION: The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 1⁄2 year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.

Wine

: 2010 Painted Wolf Wines Pinotage Black Pack
(South Africa, Coastal Region, Swartland)

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Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in open fermenters being hand punched, and in tank with regular pump overs. Before the wine was totally dry, we pressed and placed in 2nd fill French oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine was bottled in September 2010. Approx 8000 bottles have been produced.

Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 15%
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/l
Total Acid: 5.54g/l
Ph: 3.63

Wine

: 2012 Outlier Red 7
(USA, California, North Coast)

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Varietals:
58% Pinot Noir
18% Barbera
12% Syrah
5% Zinfandel
4% Merlot
2% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Petite Sirah

Alcohol: 13.7%
PH: 3.68
TA: 6.82

Vinification and aging: Combination of open-top fermented, tank and barrel fermented lots, aged mostly in neutral French oak (approximately 20% new).

Wine

: 2012 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 535 Heimark
(USA, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga)

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Rich and savory, with aromas of ripe blueberry and graphite – the warmth of Calistoga really comes through here. On the palate, this is a dark, lush, brooding wine. Incredible density and structure, with beautifully integrated tannins and a strong blueberry element that comes back at the finish.

Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Mocha, Savory

Cam Confidential
Lot 535 is sourced from the amazing Heimark Vineyard in Calistoga, located 1400 ft up with perfect southern exposure. Do a quick search in Google shopping and check out the prices and scores for the wines sourced from here – $150/bottle, and nary a score from Parker under 94 points for an entire decade. There is seriously fabulous dirt at this revered cult vineyard.

Vinification
Online price: $29
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: Napa Valley 100%
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by volume: 15.1%
Production: 700
Drink/Hold: Now through 2029

Wine

: 2012 Cameron Hughes Lot 448 Meritage
(USA, California, Napa Valley)

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The nose features a gorgeous oak profile, supplemented with notes of black currant, cassis, and piercing cherry aromas after a bit of time in the glass. On the palate, the wine shows a perfect balance of plush and juicy textures, backed by flavors of plum and blueberry pie filling. With the Cabernet adding a bit of spine to the finish, this is a wine that’s just going to get more and more complex as it continues to age in bottle.

Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Blueberry, Plum

Cam Confidential
Sourced primarily from vineyards in Oakville and Rutherford (over 80% with a dollop of Spring Mountain and a dash of Atlas Peak blended in), Lot 448 is a beautifully crafted combination of very high end componentry from a number of famous Napa Vineyards where we source fruit. Featuring layers of Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, this final blend saw just under 40% new French oak.

Vinification
Online price: $19
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: Napa Valley 100%
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Production: 450
Drink/Hold: Now through 2022

Wine

: 2012 Cameron Hughes Lot 447
(USA, California, North Coast, Lake County)

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Lot 447 has a wonderfully smoky nose interwoven with blueberry, raspberry, and kirsch. The palate is deeply concentrated with silky tannins and a rich, multi-faceted juicy finish that will continue to evolve with some time in the bottle. Fantastic.

Style: Medium, Smooth
Cam Confidential
Lot 447 2012 Lake County Red Blend is primarily sourced from one of the best vineyards in the Lake County area, Madder Lake Vineyard. Located on a seriously steep and rocky hillside at 2,250 foot elevation, these head-pruned Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah vines produce fantastically dense fruit that normally sells in for $30-$40 per bottle.

Vinification
Online price: $13
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: Lake County
Grape: Zinfandel 60%, Petite Sirah 20%, Syrah 20%
Alcohol by volume: 15.1%
Production: 4500
Drink/Hold: 2020

Wine

: 2014 Cave de l'Ormarine Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet Les Pins de Camille
(France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet)

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100% Picpoul
The Picpoul de Pinet appellation covers a single vineyard a few steps from the Mediterranean, along the Etang de Thau. It is the largest region of white wine from Languedoc; vineyard plateau facing Etang, at an average altitude of 40 meters. The soil consists mainly of clay and limestone plateau, rich in limestone and Cretaceous quartz loaded with gravel. They are dominated north by limestone hills dating from the Jurassic.

Tasting Notes
Eye: clear and bright color.
Nose: Powerful nose of white flowers, passion fruit and citrus.
Palate: Finesse with a very nice balance. Dry, fruity and nervous, for lovers of white wines aromatic charges.

Serve at 6-8 ° C as an accompaniment to seafood, oysters, lobster or fish dishes.

Wine

: 2013 Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Lot 449 Cold Creek Vineyard
(USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros)

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Rich vanilla and tropical notes combine for a thrilling symphony of lush and lavish flavors, all carried on a honeyed beam of acidity…banana, clove, peach and pineapple with blossomy top notes and butterscotch bass notes. Lush and juicy on the palate with a seemingly endless finish, this creamy, beautiful wine will light up your palate.

Style: Light, Fruity
Flavors: Peach, Pineapple, Vanilla

Cam Confidential
Sourced from the fabulous Cold Creek Vineyard, Lot 449 is quintessential Los Carneros Chardonnay produced from Napa’s stellar 2013 vintage. The vineyard is of the highest pedigree and is a source for the biggest names in California Chardonnay, some of which recently scored 92 from the Spectator in the 2012 bottlings. The retail price on these wines? $30-$40/bottle. Aged for 14 months in a mix of 60% new Canton American oak and Budapesti Kadar Hungarian oak.

Vinification
Online price: $18
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Los Carneros 100%
Grape: Chardonnay
Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Production: 3000
Drink/Hold: Now through 2019

Wine

: 2013 Cameron Hughes Chardonnay Lot 465
(USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey County)

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Lot 465 is layered with pineapple, mango, and guava notes, framed by a racy acidity. Honey and butterscotch notes vividly frame the luscious finish. Exquisite.

Style: Light, Fruity
Flavors: Citrus, Honey, Pineapple

Cam Confidential
This is our best-selling white wine every year. Barrel fermented in new American oak with full malolactic fermentation, this style of Chardonnay suits the Arroyo Seco sub-appellation of Monterey County to a T. While 2012 was a fantastic comeback for this wine (since frost decimated our chances in 2011), 2013 is even better than 2012, and as good as the vintage that put us on the map with Arroyo Seco: 2009.

Vinification
Online price: $13
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume: 13.6%
Production: 1000
Drink/Hold: Now through 2018

Wine

: 2014 Château Sainte Roseline Côtes de Provence Harmonie
(France, Provence, Côtes de Provence)

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Picking :
Grapes are harvested from late August to late September and the fermentation is done by varietal separately.

In the vineyard :
The volume derived from the estate boasts the greatest attention. The driving of the vine is traditional and respects the natural local elements while adapting the intricacies of each varietal. The share trading is controlled by the establishment of a charter with our production partners and continuous monitoring by our winemakers.

Winemaking :
The berries are pressed gently with pneumatic presses, under nitrogen atmosphere, thus avoiding the extraction of tannins. The grape juice is racked before fermentation starts. Temperatures are maintained at 18 ° C throughout the fermentation, which lasts from 10 to 14 days. Once it is completed, the wines are racked gross lees and refrigerated, for blocking the malolactic fermentation and obtaining a more efficient clarification.

Cépages :
Cinsault
Grenache
Syrah

Service :
Serve at between 12 and 14 ° C. Store: 2 years

Tasting :
The clear coat is limpid and bright. The complex nose reveals finesse, with notes of white flowers, English sweet. The palate is lively and makes way for a good length which expresses the freshness of rosé wines of Provence. This wine can be enjoyed alone or with fish, white meat.

Wine

: NV Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion
(Spain, Cava)

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Grapes 30% Xarel.lo, 30% Paralleda, 30% Macabeo, 10% Chardonnay

THE HARVEST
It starts at the end of August and extends till the end of October. It is usually carried out manually and the grapes are transported to the winery in boxes containing 25-30 kgs or in small stainless steel trailers when the vineyard is close to the winery.

VINIFICATION
Grapes are harvested at night to avoid high temperatures and premature fermentations. They are quickly transported to the winery and refrigerated at 10ºC to avoid the color of the skins dyeing the must. Once the must is pressed and each variety has fermented separately at a constant 16ºC to preserve its primary aromas, the must is blended and bottled along with the base wine, to which the yeast and sugar are added to produce the formation of bubbles. For the second fermentation, the bottles are kept in underground cellars at a constant 15º-17ºC where they are in contact with their lees.

AGEING
This cava spends a minimum of 12 months in the bottle,. After this period, sediments are decanted naturally and removed and liqueur is added.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Brilliant green and gold color. Elegant with fine bubbles.
Nose: Good intensity with fruit aromas and toasted nuances.
Palate: Fresh, warm, pleasant and round, with a long finish.
Food Matches: This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice and light fish dishes.

Alcohol 11.5 %

Wine

: NV Casolari Trebbiano Frizzante Emilia IGT
(Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Emilia IGT)

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REGION: Tho province of Modena
SOIL: Medium textured alluvial, with a rich structure.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Trebbiano
TRELLIS SYSTEM: Spurred cordon, GDC and Bellussi
HARVEST TIME: End of August, beginning of September
VINIFICATION: White vinification, at a controlled temperature, and the referementation is by way of the natural Charmat method.
MOUSSE: Fine, persistant, and paper white in color.
COLOUR: Pale straw yellow
NOSE: Full, floral, fruity
PALATE: Dry, elegant, fruit, with a bold and pleasant freshness
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10C

Wine

: 2014 Greenlip Wine Sauvignon Blanc
(New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough)

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Screams out of the glass, with super fresh aromas of ocean breeze, lime leaf, and tropical fruit. Succulent, juicy citrus and passion fruit flavors on the palate, with a hint of minerality and an electric finish. An absolutely fabulous refresher and sipper that’s perfect for pairing with creamy pasta, seafood, or our personal favorite: our CHW exclusive fish tacos recipe.

Style: Light, Crisp
Flavors: Citrus, Grapefruit

Cam Confidential
This is the continuation of our best-selling Greenlip New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc series - pure, vibrant, refreshing, and sourced from fantastic vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau River Valley. A no-compromise throwback to what put New Zealand Sauv Blanc on the map.

Vinification
Online price: $16
Vintage: 2014
Appellation:
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by volume: 12.4%
Production: 1000 cases
Drink/Hold: Now through 2019

Wine

: 2013 Château de Pierreux Brouilly
(France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Brouilly)

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Pierreux is located at the heart of Brouilly - geographically the widest-ranging of the Beaujolais crus. The Beaujolais region, pressing up against the foothills of the Massif Central, overlooks the Saône river plain between Mâcon and Lyon. The vines of the Beaujolais vineyards, with their undulating relief, are characterised by very dense plantation and exposure to all four points of the compass.
Pierreux is no exception to this rule. Here, in shallow, highly absorbent sandy soil consisting of pink granite dotted with blue porphyry stones (hurled out several million years ago by the Brouilly volcano), Gamay vines grow in solitary splendour.

100 % Gamay.

10,000 rootstocks/ha.

40/45 years

Gobelet

Cultivation based on organic and biodynamic concepts:
- soil work: de-earthing, scraping, inter-vinestock ploughing.
- use of the horse for cultivating the narrowest,
most inaccessible vine rows.

Pierreux is notable for its rich tannins and polyphenols, high sugar concentration and warmth in the mouth.
Careful attention to detail during harvesting, along with the removal of unhealthy fruit, allows the production of rich, elegant wines year upon year. Manual sorting is performed during picking by the harvesters themselves under the watchful eye of Michèle, the team leader.

His robe has a medium purple and ruby color. The nose speaks off blackcurrant, redcurrant, blueberry and other small red fruits. The mouth has sweet tannins and is rich of floral flavors as iris and violet. There is a good balance between a lovely freshness of fruit and velvety of tannins. This wine has the texture to be enjoyed shortly after release but can be aged 3 or 5 years.

Wine

: 2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 386 California Field Blend
(USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

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Opens up with a beautiful nose of raspberries and spice. The palate is juicy and begins with a spicy top note, with flavors of raspberry and the dark fruit impact of Petite Sirah. The Petite Sirah really adds muscle to the wine, but it definitely still retains the soft and fruity Zinfandel elements as well. This is a delicious, complex wine that's still perfect for everyday drinking.

STYLE: Medium, Fruity
FLAVORS: Raspberry, Spice, Tobacco

Online price: $12
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: California 100%
Grape: Zinfandel 64%, Syrah 20%, Petite Sirah 11%, Graciano 5%
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Production: 2,500
Drink/Hold: Now through 2019

Primarily sourced from the same vineyards as fan favorite Lot 362, Lot 386 is a fantastic wine that begins with a Zinfandel base, with layers of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and a touch of Graciano to round things out. If you're a fan of the Field Blends we've released so far, you won't be disappointed with this one. Big, bold, beautiful.

Wine

: 2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 396
(USA, California)

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Lot 396 is laced with dense layers of blackberry, blueberry, and cocoa notes at the core. High tone accents of violets, chaparral, and spice punctuate a seamlessly balanced lush red fruit palate. Delicious.

Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Blackberry, Spice

Cam Confidential
Primarily sourced from the same vineyards as fan favorite Lot 362, Lot 396 is a fantastic wine that begins with a Zinfandel base, with layers of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and a touch of Graciano to round things out. If you're a fan of the Field Blends we've released so far, you won't be disappointed with this one. Big, bold, beautiful.

Vinification
Online price: $14
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: California 100%
Grape: Zinfandel 64%, Syrah 20%, Petite Sirah 11%, Graciano 5%
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Production: 3,000
Drink/Hold: Now through 2019

Wine

: 2010 Cameron Hughes Lot 366
(France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion)

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Dark berry and spicy fruit, with leather and savory notes from the Cabernet Franc. Plenty of minerality on the nose and palate, with hints of forest floor, smoky oak and dark chocolate.

Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Mineral, Spice

Cam Confidential
Lot 366 is sourced directly from a 25 acre Chateau in the St-Émilion region of Bordeaux. The soils are classic right bank gravel and silica, and the wines are handled traditionally but in a very modern facility and raised in barrel for 14 months.

Vinification
Online price: $14
Vintage: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux 100%
Grape: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Production: 1200
Drink/Hold: Now through 2020

Wine

: 2012 Cameron Hughes Lot 406 Meritage Red Hen Ranch
(USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll)

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Lot 406 is sultry with a brooding demeanor of spice, plum, graphite, and crushed flower notes. Lush texture is lavishly endowed with blue black fruits framed by creamy oak. Voluptuous.

Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Graphite, Oak, Plum

Cam Confidential
Oak Knoll is one of Napa’s best places to grow Merlot – it sits atop the valley’s largest alluvial fan formed by Dry Creek (different from the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma), and is basically 10-20 feet of cobblestones covered by a bit of loamy soil, with late afternoon breezes keeping temperatures slightly cooler than the upper valley. The resulting Merlot berries are small and concentrated, with the resulting wines displaying a Cabernet-like structure. Fruit from Red Hen Ranch goes into some very high end Napa Merlot, Cabernet, and Meritage programs ($75+).

Vinification
Online price: $18
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: Red Hen Ranch, Oak Knoll District 100%
Grape: Merlot 89%, Cabernet Sauvignon 11%
Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Production:
Drink/Hold: Now through 2022
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