A pair of new wines from the always-innovating negociants at Cameron Hughes.
2018 Cameron Hughes Lot 704 Pinot Noir Carneros Napa Valley – A bit closed off, this wine doesn’t immediately connote Carneros, with a palate that runs to roasted meats and black fruits over the brighter red fruits more typical of this region. Some hints of raspberry emerge on the finish, but it all feels filtered through notes of pastry dough and dried rosemary, leading to a fairly dry, almost tight finish. Great considering the price. B+ / $12
NV Cameron Hughes Lot 738 Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG – The world is not exactly hurting for more Prosecco, and while this nonvintage release from Cameron Hughes is agreeable, it doesn’t really break any new ground. Lightly nutty, with a vein that offers notes of melons and apricots, fading to a slightly sweet character on the finish. Fine for a Spritz. B / $15