Sorry to hear about the 2008 Cameron Clos Electrique Blanc. I enjoyed the 2012 a few months ago.
And I saw your note about the 2008 Cameron Abbey Ridge Pinot earlier this week as well. Oddly enough we opened the 2017 versions of both wines last weekend for a Humane Society tasting. The Pinot needs lots of time or a very long decant, but I enjoyed the final pour of the Blanc last night. Quite tasty. I have over a case of each wine, so it was more a check on the wines at this point in time and sharing for a great cause.
This thread surprises me. In the Portland area most folks feel the whites need time, and are fabulous at age seven and on. I lack the experience to weigh in. But I certainly won’t claim Richard didn’t taste what he tasted, or that he shopped his photo.
Thanks Brady. The good bottle paired beautifully with the steamed Maine Lobster last night. I’d heard a number of stories about advanced Cameron Chards. Having cellared and consumed a dozen+ since the 04 vintage, this was my first incidence. Better track record than white Burgs FWIW. Rick Allen has considerable Cameron experience and likely a better handle on it.
Rick probably has more experience than anyone outside of John Paul. I’ve had more than a few back to 2008, and have had one or two that was advanced but far from dead. And plenty that were lively and sublime.