Clean and tasty Chardonnay from the Rogue Valley, the Cameron Hughes Lot 672 Chardonnay.
Sample submitted for review. The Cameron Hughes Rogue Valley Chardonnay Lot 672 is available for $14 directly through Cameron Hughes. Only 700 cases produced.
I've been enamored with Oregon's Rogue Valley for quite some time now, but due to the tiny number of vineyards, and even smaller number of wineries, it has been relatively tough to get my hands on some through the years. Today, it's back! Located in Southern Oregon bordering the California state line, the Rogue Valley combines ocean ingress and diverse soil structures with reasonable land prices. Solidly punching above its weight in the value category, Rogue Valley wine offers an even more exceptional value.
The 2017 Cameron Hughes Rogue Valley Chardonnay Lot 672 opens with pleasing aromas of green apple, honeysuckle, a bit of orange blossom and just a hint of vanilla cream. The wine tastes clean, a bit tart and quite tasty. It's smooth and just slightly creamy in the mouth and has great depth and acidity. Streaks of tropical fruit are added to the flavors from the nose. Some pleasant chalkiness and touches of French oak appear on the dry, long finish.