Cameron Hughes Wine and Chocolate Details

Lot 422 2012 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay

  • Vintage: 2012
  • Appelation: Arroyo Seco
  • Grape: 100% chardonnay
  • Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
  • Tasting notes: Layers of tropical fruit flavors like mango, pineapple and coconut, all carried on a bright beam of honeyed acidity.
  • Awards: Gold Medal - Critics Challenge
  • Food pairing: Chili shrimp and nectarine skewers

Lot 405 Central Coast Pinot Noir

  • Vintage: 2012
  • Appelation: Central Coast, California
  • Grape: 100% pinot noir
  • Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
  • Tasting notes: Classic, savory, delicious California Pinot Noir.
  • Awards: Gold Medal - SF International Wine Competition
  • Food pairing: Bacon and jam cheese board

Lot 382 2010 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage: 2010
  • Appelation: North Coast, California
  • Grape: 96% cabernet sauvignon, 4% syrah
  • Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
  • Tasting notes: On the palate the wine is rich and juicy (almost jammy) with graceful tannins and a lovely red fruit core
  • Awards: Silver Medal - Long Beach Grand Cru
  • Food pairing: Braised lamb shanks with zucchini and cauliflower gratin

Lot 375 2011 Mendoza Malbec Reserva

  • Vintage: 2011
  • Appelation: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Grape: 100% malbec
  • Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
  • Tasting notes: Dark and intense fruit on the nose redolent of mocha chocolate, meaty berries, leather with a beautiful violet lift.
  • Awards: Gold Medal - Dallas Morning Star
  • Food pairing: Beef stew

Lot 354 2010 Crozes Hermitage, Syrah

  • Vintage: 2010
  • Appelation: Rhone, France
  • Grape: 100% syrah
  • Alcohol by volume: 11.7%
  • Tasting notes: Ripe with intense nose of plum, spice, blueberries and black pepper.
  • Awards: Gold Medal - Dallas Morning News, San Diego International Wine Competition
  • Food pairing: Jerk pork spare ribs

Lot 363 2010 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage: 2010
  • Appelation: Napa (Atlas Peak)
  • Grape: 92% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 2% malbec, 2% merlot
  • Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
  • Tasting notes: Layers of tasty oak, chaparral, sweet tobacco and mocha in chorus with a black and blue fruit center.
  • Awards: Wine Enthusiast 92 pts and Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice 2013
  • Food pairing: Fennel-orange-crusted leg of lamb with pine-nut gremolata

Lot 332 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage: 2010
  • Appelation: Napa
  • Grape: 81% cabernet sauvignon, 16% merlot, 3% syrah
  • Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
  • Tasting notes: Pretty red fruits like currant and ripe plum backed with a rocky minerality and dark chocolate notes.
  • Food pairing: The best American burger

Recchiuti Chocolate Box Flavors

  • Star Anise & Pink Peppercorn: Star anise and pink peppercorn infusion blended with milk and dark chocolate.
  • Cardamom Nougat: Cardamom infused Madagascar ganache topped with crunchy bits of cacao nib nougat. Enrobed in pure bittersweet chocolate.
  • Bergamot Tea: 70% dark chocolate blended with Ceylon tea and bergamot oil infusion.
  • Rose Caramel: Delicate rose geranium oil swirled into light buttery caramel. Cast in a white chocolate and capped with bittersweet chocolate.
  • Fleur De Sel: Chewy burnt caramel flecked with fleur de sel (French sea salt).
  • Piedmont Hazelnut: Whole, toasted hazelnuts from the Piedmont region of Italy surrounded by a milk chocolate gianuja filing. Cast in a pure milk chocolate.
  • Kona Coffee: Dark milk chocolate ganache infused with 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee beans garnished with a gold leaf.
  • Venezuelan Varietal: Pure, delicate nut and caramel tones. Raspberry - Raspberries steeped in fresh cream and blended with 70% dark chocolate.