Cab Wine Hunter: 2005 Cameron Hughes Wine Lot Series Lot 35

$13.99 each

Sure, why not?


I’ve been impressed with a lot of the Cameron Hughes wines. Sure, put it up against some Cali Cults or nice Bordeauxs and they wont win WOTN, but considering the price of the CH wines, i think they’re good.

When I tasted through a bunch in the late fall, I found them to be pretty variable. Some were good, some not so good. But, yeah, nothing bad and worth a shot at this price.


Do you recall if this particular bottle (Yountville Cab) was part of the Snooth lineup? I distinctively remember being VERY impressed by the Oakville Cab. A little less so by the Meritage but, when factoring in prices, they are great values.

I dont believe that it was one of them.

Stay away!!!

  • 2005 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 35 Yountville - USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville (12/26/2007)
    While I really disliked this wine several months ago this has improved with some time. Still never going to be a good wine or a wine that “comes from vinyards costing $40+ per bottle or more” but it is pleasant. While the one I had 5 months ago was “Thin watery crap” this has fleshed out and taken on some weight. The acid is still out of balance and I don’t think it will ever come around to a balanced wine. Plenty of red fruit on the palate with a touch of spice but nothing that really stands out.

On a side note I think CH winery has some of the best Customer Service I have ever had. After posting my last TN Cameron emailed me and said he was sorry and sent me a replacement bottle. Class act, wish all wineries would step up to the plate like CH did. (84 pts.)

  • 2005 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 35 Yountville - USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville (7/10/2007)
    Thin watery crap. Color is dark purple, Nose is a bit hot with some cherry. In the mouth there is some dark cherry with a hint of raspberry with zero finish. If you are looking for a cheap Napa cab this is it if you are looking for a cheap, good Napa cab this is not it. If someone in a Costco’s comes up to you to try and sell you this wine please kick them in the nuts for me. (78 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

I tried a lone bottle from Costco…about what Sean said.

So, you liked 'em, did ya? :wink: I’ve dabbled in a few of these from Costco - and dabbled in a few of the Kirkland’s as well. Couldn’t get into either of them.

[laughingneqw.gif] [laughingneqw.gif] [laughingneqw.gif] [laughingneqw.gif] Holy shi-ite…BEST CT note ever!!!

I actually think this one is my best work ever!

  • 2004 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/21/2006)
    Dark reddish purple color, nose had dark red fruit but was a bit funky with something I can not put my finger on. On the palate Dark cherry, and vanilla with a touch of spice. The biggest fault of this wine is that it has had more wood put to it then Jenna Jameson. (85 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

I am in the camp of not buying them. Too many lots, some decent some not to my taste. Not a buyer here. I’m sure that Mike found a good one, but it’s a crapshoot if you ask me.