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Community Tasting Notes (13) Avg Score: 87.8 points

  • Great wine! I had low expectations, as this is Cameron's low-end cuvee, but it was really enjoyable, and provided a great contrast to some old-world Burgundy.

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  • Cautious optimism here: this was the fourth or fifth bottle I've tried, and materially better than previous ones. Still dense and chocolate-y, reflective of the vintage, but with substantially better balance, emerging OR pinot characteristics of forest floor and mushrooms, and less in-your-face fruit. Based on the positive changes since my first disappointing tastes of this wine, I'm hoping that my remaining bottles will continue to evolve and improve.

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  • Still disappointingly goopy and simple. The last glass (poured after the bottle had been open for four days) was the best, with less heat on the nose and a more balanced palate. I've opened several of these over the past year and none have been especially memorable - but I think I'll stash my last couple of bottles someplace way back in the cellar and hope for better things in the future.

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  • Notes similar to previous bottle. Seems like this WV bottling has more "funk" than any of the others. Nice wine at the price point.

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  • I love Cameron wines, and own more of them than any other single producer. That said, I'm not crazy about these '09 WV's, which are just too flabby for my tastes. There's no such thing as a bad Cameron wine, but this is my least favorite, lacking the funky complexity and food-friendly acidity that make most of John Paul's wines such a killer deal.

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