2006 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Estate: Cameron Hughes Wines

Region: Napa Valley, California, United States of America


Tasting Note:March 26, 2016

Only Cameron Hughes we have had in the past was one of the old Yountville lots. From some of the articles we have seen this wine had some high expectations. Ruby red core with slight browning on the edges. Classic Napa nose, lots of dark fruits, dark cocoa and spices. Seems quite rounded. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with quite a bit of heat, it stings your throat. Moderate body coated with dark fruits and berries, especially creme de cassis. Long lingering finish. Not balanced and needs time to integrate, only time will tell. Wouldn't try this wine again until 2019.

The six pack is made up of a vertical from 2006 to 2011. Additionally, it states that this is from cult vineyards from the AVAs of Rutherford, Oakville, and St. Helena's best vineyards.

Drink Dates:

Try again after 2019.


89+ points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Purchased from the Estate in a six pack for around $440.00 with shipping, per bottle is around $73.33.