Syrah from Crozes-Hermitage, Cotes du Rhone, France.
SRP of $20 and available for just $10.99 at Costco. 2,400 cases produced.
From the bottle:
"Cameron Hughes is an international négociant, sourcing and producing small lots of high quality wine from the world's best regions. Cameron offers a diverse range of wines uniquely represented by the Lot number on this label.
Lot 354 is ripe and concentrated with notes of black cherry, plum paste and violet. Rose petals and fresh woodland berries contrast the monumental texture. Outstanding.
Crozes-Hermitage is located in the Northern Rhone Valley in France. The region is known for their excellent Syrah based wines and while not as prestigious as the Hermitage appellation which it surrounds, the wines often demand a premium. To find a bottle of this quality for $11 is quite the find, which means this inventory will get snapped up fast. In other words, you better move quickly if you want to try this one.
The 2010 Cameron Hughes Lot 354 Crozes-Hermitage begins with very pleasant aromas of blackberry, plum, a really nice earthy streak, a little spice and pepper. Tasting delights with tons of delicious dark ripe fruit infused with lovely pepper and spice. The earthy notes from the nose also carryover in this beautifully balanced wine. Even better, the whole thing is enveloped in a wonderful deep, dense and chewy texture. It finishes quite long. Sure to move fast, so get it while you can!
Available at some Costco locations or see a listing of other local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 8.5
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